Today’s Gospel is about the disciples’ faith in Jesus and what it will allow them to do. The disciples thinking that they have seen a ghost are afraid, Jesus calms their fears, he is not a ghost, but Jesus himself walking on the water.
St. Peter seeks proof that the person is indeed Jesus. He asks Jesus to call him out onto the water, and Jesus grants this request, Peter walks on the water, at least for a little time. However, Peter’s fear and doubt overtake him once he is walking on the water. Jesus reaches out to Peter and saves him.
Like Peter we can often set out in faith and trust in the Lord Jesus, and sometimes we take our eyes off Jesus, we look to see what we can do alone, and as Peter found, without Jesus we cannot do what Jesus does.
Today, spend a few moments in the stillness of your hearts and ask the Lord Jesus to help you put your trust in him. In doing so he may ask us to do great or little things, but in them all we can do so by saying Yes to Jesus and keeping our eyes and our heart firmly on him.
Mass today will be at 10.00am and you are welcome to join us online.
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Please note that St. Teilo’s will be open for Mass at 10.00am today, Tuesday, Thursday and next Sunday. We are full for today’s Mass, but if you would like to book for Tuesday, Thursday or next Sunday please telephone Carole on 07747 562847 between 11am and 1pm, tomorrow, Monday, August 10th.