“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Matthew 8:24-26

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat.

But Jesus was sleeping.

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The disciples went and woke Him, saying,

‘Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!’

He replied, ‘You of little faith, why are you so afraid?’

Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the waves,

and it was completely calm.

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– Matthew 8:24-26 (NIV)

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A REFLECTION…BY ST. AUGUSTINE

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"As a vessel on the sea is exposed to a thousand dangers

– pirates, quicksands, hidden rocks, tempests –

so man in this life, is encompassed with perils,

arising from the temptations of Hell,

from the occasions of sin,

from the scandals or bad counsels of men,

from human respect,

and, above all from the passions of corrupt nature […].

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This should not cause us to lose confidence.

Rather […] when you find yourself assaulted by a violent passion […]

take whatever steps you can to avoid the occasions [of sin]

and place your reliance on God […]:

when the tempest is violent, the pilot never takes his eyes from the light which guides him to port.

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In like manner, we should keep our eyes always turned to God,

who alone can deliver us from the many dangers to which we are exposed".

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‘You of little faith, why are you so afraid?’…

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Then they cried to the LORD in their need,
and He rescued them from their distress.
He stilled the storm to a whisper,
and the waves of the sea were hushed.

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They rejoiced because of the calm,
and He led them to the haven they desired.
Let them thank the LORD for His mercy,
His wonders for the children of men.

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– Psalm 107:28-31 (RGP)

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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O Lord, who stills the storms of my life and rescues me from my distress, increase my faith!

Thank You, my Lord and my God. I love You.

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