+ Thursday: Luke Chapter 8 +
Contemplation [verses 22-25]
St. John Chrysostom thinks the Lord slept so as to give the opportunity to His disciples to discover their fear, and His coming to their rescue. As for St. Augustine, he thinks the Lord’s sleeping is a symbol of our sleep in faith inside us. It is with faith that the Lord Jesus dwells in our hearts (Eph.3: 17). If this faith sleeps and cools, the waves rage against us, and it is extremely urgent we cry out to wake Him up. That is, we recall His words that have their impact on our life.
+ Fr Tadros Malaty
Have I ever felt that God has left me alone in my tribulation? What should I do in that situation?