“What Sort of Man…”

The Son of Man

Today’s readings:

There was a storm at sea, and their master was asleep. They woke him in fear and Jesus “rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.” And they marveled.

What sort of men were they? Were they the same sort as those Amos addressed in Am 3:1-8, 11-12? They did not have the sense of the wind and the water. They did not hear the lion roar nor the trumpet sound.

What sort of man was Jesus? The sort that the wind and sea obey, and the sort that the people do not hear. To obey means at its root, to listen. Will we hear? Not if we are not listening.

We have been given notice – “prepare to meet your God, O Israel.”


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