7 August 2017 Homily Monday Eighteenth Week Ordinary Time Year 1

7 August 2017 Homily Monday Eighteenth Week Ordinary Time Year 1

Numbers 11:4-15

Psalm 81

Matthew 14:22-36

 

The people complain about the food and slavery seems attractive.

“Manna” means “What is it?”

The only food the people had was manna that came as “dew fell on the camp”.

The people are not satisfied with survival.

Moses complains to the Lord about the burden the people have become.

Moses is discouraged and only then can confide only in the LORD instead of his own power, authority or strength.

 

Faith and patience seem to figure into the boat, the storm at sea, Jesus’ saving Peter and the disciples.

Faith prompts the disciples to say to Jesus: “Truly, you are the Son of God”.

Jesus is Son of Man.

Faith causes Jesus to be recognized as Son of God.

 

Our community is, at times, like the boat in the storm.

Our salvation is based not on our own goodness or worthiness or holiness.

The boat, the storm, our being “saved” are  always undeserved gift.

 

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