August 12, 2017
19th Sunday - A (August 13, 2017)
Prior to this passage, the disciples could not feed the crowd of over five thousand people. Jesus could.
Now, the disciples are in the boat by themselves, “being tossed about by the waves.” Jesus came, and “the wind died down.”
Jesus here identifies himself, “It is I.” What Jesus says in the Greek text can be translated into English as “I am.” It is the same expression God used at the burning bush when Moses asked for God’s name in Exodus 3:14.
In the Incarnation, Jesus, who is divine, is always with us.
I should not cry out for Him only when things are tough, when I am in need, or when I am “being tossed about by the waves” of life.
Image source: www.agnusday.org