I only reproduce a part of it. But just click in the link below and read the rest. It is really marvellous:
In his offices a co-worker has hanging on his wall a print of a famous painting by Rembrandt, depicting the very scene described in today’s gospel.A small boat is being tossed in a sea of surging waves. The disciples are panicked. A couple of them are leaning over the side, throwing up. And Jesus is sound asleep in the back.
This co-worker told me he keeps the picture on his wall as a reminder. “That’s our industry,” he said. “It’s never smooth, and you never know when the next wave is coming. You just have to ride it out.”
Yes, that’s our industry, alright. And that’s life. It’s never smooth sailing. We are always facing squalls and surges, winds and rain. Sometimes, it seems we are on the verge of sinking. And, of course, part of the point behind today’s scripture readings is the importance – the necessity – of trusting in God.
Whether we realize it or not, He is as much a part of the storm as the wind and the waves.
UPDATE: The Anchoress herself has been here commenting this post! I cannot believe it ;). Even if it’s for remarking me she is not the author of the reproduced text, but Greg Kandra. So I update the post for pointing this out.