Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - 09 August 2020
Readings: 1 Kings 19:9, 11-3; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33
Haere mai e te whanau, Tëná koutou katoa, a kia noho te Ariki ki a koutou.
Welcome, family, greetings to you all. May the Lord be with you.
Lord, show us your mercy and love, and grant us your salvation.
How often we see Jesus in the gospels replacing the fears of the disciples with courage!
Gifting us with the grace to begin again, to trust once more.
He calms the storms and he placates the fears within our hearts.
Notice how when Jesus rejoins the disciples in the boat the winds stop.
Renewed possibilities emerge in our relationships whenever we welcome him into our hearts.
With every blessing in Christ
Michael McCabe, Parish Priest