Welcome to Messiah! Billy Ocean sang it. Coaches rally the team with it. You’ve heard it before: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going!” What do you do when you find yourself between a rock and a hard place? Where do you turn when the storm hits? How do you respond when the situation seems hopeless? Don’t answer. Listen. God’s most frequently repeated instruction is formulated in just two words: “Fear Not.” Take comfort and courage in Jesus!
First Reading: Exodus 14:10-16, 21-22 (Crossing the Sea)
Gospel: Matthew 8:23-27 (Jesus Calms the Storm)