Jesus walking on water

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Year A  -  19th Sunday in ordinary time

Jesus walking on water

Jesus walking on water Catholic Gospels - Matthew, Luke, Mark, John - Inspirations of the Holy Spirit Matthew 14:22-33

22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.
23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,
24 but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them.
25 And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea.
26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out in fear.
27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, "Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid."
28 Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water."
29 He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus.
30 But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!"
31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"
32 When they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God." (NRSV)

Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of Jesus

19th Sunday in ordinary time - Jesus walking on water I went up to the mountain by myself in order to say my prayers. I want you to find moments of solitude in which you will lift up your heart and pray without any distractions. There must be at least one moment in your day when you will be alone in prayer; it must come from your heart and your desire to communicate with the Lord your God.

I want you to start your day with thanksgiving and praise to God for the wonderful things he has given you, for the gift of life and for the gift of your faith in me the Lord your Savior. Your entire day must become a prayer as you offer your self and all your works to the God who has created you and takes care of you.

When the time comes to retire at night, you must thank the Lord for all the things he favored you with during the day and you must place your life in his hands until the new day.

It was very important for my apostles to see the other part of me, the supernatural and divine spiritual being, which I was careful not to display often, so that their faith could be strengthened.

And it was so that on that windy night, I was walking on the sea and was getting close to the boat when they saw me, they were afraid to see someone walking on water but I confirmed them that it was I. Peter asked me to call him so that he could come to me. He started walking but soon lost faith in me and began to sink, he asked me to save him and I rescued him.

My lesson for all of you is that I come to you many times in my supernatural form, not necessarily physically, but I begin to share my spirit with you as far as you have faith and desire to be close to me.

In the spiritual life you must walk into the unknown, you must put all your trust in me, you must let go of your preconceived ideas, because I have the power to change things. I can bring a miracle in your life, but only when you accept me as your God, the one who can walk on water, the one who gives life to the dead, the one for whom nothing is too wonderful.

When you become like a little child, you come to me with the feelings of your heart, not with the rationality of your mind. This is why I invite you to be little and humble. So, in your weakness I can offer you my strength, in your sinfulness and repentance I can express my mercy, and in your littleness I feel compassion and love for you as my little child.

Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary

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