48, Whitestown, IN
...the faint heart never won fair lady.
For bible study the other day I read Mathew 14:22-33, you know, the story where the disciples are on a boat in the middle of a storm. Suddenly, they see Jesus walking across the water. They think he's a ghost. To test to see if it is Jesus, Peter asks Jesus to allow him to walk across the water. Peter walks for a while but then falls. For this bible study we were to meditate on this reading and focus on one thing that stood out to us. There are a lot of ideas to grab onto in this one: Jesus walking on water, Peter's faith and lack thereof when he takes his eyes off he Lord, Jesus saving Peter, and Jesus' power over the storm.
What did I focus on? Verse 22: "Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds." Why did Jesus have to MAKE them get in the boat? Did they not want to be away from him? Did they think the crowd might do something to him if they left?
Maybe my imagination got the best of me, but I wondered if one of the disciples (probably Peter) asked, "How are you going to get to the other side? It's a long walk don't you know?" Then perhaps Jesus told them that he would sail his own boat across the sea. Definitely, at this point Peter would have put his are around Jesus, politely told Jesus he was crazy, and reminded him which one of them was the fisherman and who was the carpenter.
I wondered about how many times in my life I reminded God that I was the expert and knew the "better" way. Maybe I should just leave things to the carpenter.
I like talking about all things Catholic. Cars have always been a part of my life. I grew up at my dad's repair shop and at the racetrack.
I am a diehard Nebraska Cornhusker football fan.