Jesus said, ‘It is I. Do not be afraid.’ (John 6:20)
But, Jesus, do you not see what is going on in our world today. The waters are tumultuous with violence, terrorism, hatred, and vengeance. How can you allow all this to happen and do nothing to stop it? I feel like one of your disciples in that boat so long ago. I feel forgotten. My hands are calloused as I continue to struggle in my rowing. I cannot find your watchful presence.
Lord, in this year of mercy, help me to hear your voice and feel your presence. Help me to see you in the story of my life just as John saw you in the story of his life. When everything becomes stirred up within me, Lord, let your mercy be on me, and help me to place my trust in you. Help me to not be afraid, and in this most sacred time of the year, help me to devote myself to prayer.
Mrs. Debbie Whited, CPPS Partner in Mission (O’Fallon)
This reflection comes from the Easter Reflections, prepared by the Precious Blood Family of communities:
Adorers of the Blood of Christ (US Region)
Missionaries of the Precious Blood (Atlantic, Cincinnati & Kansas City Provinces)
Sisters of the Most Precious Blood (O’Fallon, MO)
Sisters of the Precious Blood (Dayton, OH)
Sisters of Saint Mary of Oregon
Easter Reflections is available for printing here.