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Lectio Divina Reading

November 11, 2004

Psalm 146

In whirlwind and storm is His way… Nabum 1:3

Little by little we are able to hear the still small voice in the hurricane, the earthquake, or the fire. God is hidden in difficulties. If we can find him there, we will never lose him. Without difficulties, we do not know the power of God’s mercy and the incredible destiny he has for each of us. We must be patient with our failures. There is always another opportunity unless we go ashore and stay there. A No-risk situation is the biggest danger there is. To encounter the winds and the waves is not a sign of defeat. It is a training in the art of living, which is the art of yielding to God’s action and believing in his love no matter what happens.

In the Spirit of Matthew (Mat 14:29-31)

Peter…walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he looked around at the high waves, he was terrified and began to sink. "Save me, Lord!" he shouted. Instantly Jesus reached out his hand and grabbed him. "You don’t have much faith," Jesus said. "Why did you doubt me?"

"Lord, if your people still need me, I am ready for the task; your will be done."

Today’s Lectio readings were taken from The Daily Reader for Contemplative Living, Stephanie Iachetta, Pg. 315


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