The waters have risen and severe storms are upon us, but we do not fear drowning…
The pandemic, 4-feet of snow, rain and more. Lots came upon us in the last year-and-a-half. But how often during that time have we forgotten to turn to the Lord? Perhaps we can look to the saint known as “golden-mouthed” for some advice.
I borrow from St. John Chrysostom’s words, featured in today’s breviary. He wrote that though the waters may rise, “they cannot sink the boat of Jesus.” As for things like death and poverty: “what are we to fear?”
St. John was born a bit more than 300 years after Jesus Christ’s death and Resurrection. His feast day is September 13.
“I concentrate therefore on the present situation, and I urge you my friends to have confidence.” from a homily by St. John Chrysostom, bishop