June 20
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Cross to the Other Side

Jb 38:1, 8-11 / 2 Cor 5:14-17 / Mk 4:35-41

In today’s Gospel, Jesus and his disciples are overwhelmed by the crowds of people, and Jesus utters these very important words: “Let us cross to the other side.” He invites His disciples to sail across the sea where it is quiet and peaceful, where they can rest and pray together. How often does Jesus invite you to “cross to the other side”? Life is busy and discipleship can be hard. Like these first disciples, you may find yourself battered by the chaos around you. Where does Jesus call you to retreat with Him? Perhaps it is the Adoration Chapel or the quiet, empty sanctuary over your lunch hour? Is He waiting for you in a shady spot on a sunny afternoon, or in the solitude of your favorite fishing pond? Maybe He is simply asking you to put your phone down in the evening and spend some time in prayer? There are countless ways Jesus is calling you to rest in Him — are you listening?? Allow Him to renew you in your discipleship.

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