This Week's Message from
If you were reading Scripture for the first time and examining the fourteenth chapter of Matthew, your reaction might be one of skepticism. John the Baptist dies because of the provocative dance done by a young girl and then Herod believes that Jesus is actually John the Baptist come back from the dead. Jesus feeds thousands of people with very little food. And now, the most incredulous event could well be found in today’s Gospel story, Jesus walks on water... calming the fears of His friends! It appears that there is much going on here that cannot be explained in human terms. Some people might look at these events and find them difficult to believe. The easy way out would be to just give up on these stories or view the miraculous happenings here as mere fiction.
These stories having been handed down some two thousand years later to a modern culture that has to prove everything through rational thought and have been cast out by some. However, for us Catholic Christians, we know that the Word of God is as alive today as it was back in the time of Jesus. These stories tell us something about the identity of Christ and the extraordinary elements of His ministry help us to realize that Jesus is different from all other human beings. The Gospel accounts take us beyond His worldly character and allow us to see Jesus as the mirror image of His Father.
This weekend we visit the story of Jesus walking on water. Even though it is hard to imagine, the message that is conveyed here is that Jesus can and will bring calm into our lives more than anyone else. If Jesus is willing to walk on water for His friends, He just might do the same for us! This is called wrestling with the Word of God… through prayer and reflection, we try to examine the deeper message that Scripture is giving to us. This takes time, but if we make it a part of our prayer life, the Word of God will speak loud and clear to us… nourishing us on our journey of faith!
Divine Word Golf Outing
Thursday, August 21st
Shotgun Start at 12:30 PM ...
Pleasant Hill Golf Course in Chardon
Entrance Fee of $85 includes: golf, cart, lunch,
steak dinner and prizes.
Hole sponsorships available for $75 per hole!!
Please contact: Jim Bukovec at 440-946-3154 orSponsored by the Holy Name Society
Mike Potosky at 440-256-1338