Do not be afraid!

“Why are you afraid?” The Lord asks his disciples this question because he sees fear and despair in them. The disciples forget that it is the Lord who is on the boat. He is always on the boat of life, so the most important thing is to realize that he is with us.

But we are constantly facing a temptation to stay on the shores of life because we are comfortable there, safely away from the danger of storms. We do not want to get on the boat with others because we are afraid to sail, we are afraid to go where the Lord leads us.

Once again, Jesus invites us to trust in him, he invites us not to be afraid because he calms all storms. Let us meditate on those areas of our life where the Lord is asking us not to be afraid.

Ronald Ruiz Gill, SJ, is a Jesuit scholastic from the Central American Province who studies philosophy at the ITESO, Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico.


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