9.19.15–>”Peaceful Trust”

fully human fully divine

Mark 4:26-29,35-41

Jesus also said, “The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground. Night and day while he’s sleeping or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens.”

But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”

Jesus’ sleep is like the sleep of the sower. He has done the work that is expected of him. The rest is left in God’s hands. This attitude of peaceful trust is the result of an unambiguous commitment to the Father’s will. On the one hand, there is a fervent and proactive sense of mission, to complete the work given me to do. This is complemented, on the other hand, by the placid expectation that the rest of the pieces will fit in place without my being unduly concerned about them.

-Michael Casey

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