July 13, but then it came up as the assigned weekday gospel just this past week -- and it's the gospel for this Sunday, August 10. Then yesterday it came up in my class on "The Wisdom of St. Benedict." So I figure I better pay it some more attention today.
We read the passage at our morning "convocation" of the whole student body; following our custom, the student leading the service then asked if anyone had anythong to say about how the reading had touched them. This sophomore then stood up and encouraged his 550 brothers with some powerful words. They included the following ideas:
|Just keep on walking, Peter!|
After this student sat down, his brothers couldn't help but applaud (ordinarily we're not supposed to react or respond to someone's reflection). I was grateful for his eloquent insight. In fact that same day I got out my Greek New Testament and wrote in the margin next to the story, "Just walk on it! Keep on Walking!"
THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU!
|Maurus saving Placid from drowning. Just walk on it!|
So, I figure there must be a message in all of this for me, and maybe for you, too. Ler me end this post by repeating once more the message of the sophomore about the Christian way to deal with your own biggest problem: In the power of Jesus you just walk on it! And just keep on walking!