Get out of the boat!

lakeBy Sister Stefanie MacDonald, OSB

Recently I used Matthew 14:22-33 during my daily Lectio Divina.

That’s the passage where Jesus walks on water and Peter tries to do the same … and sinks. So often this reading invites us to reflect on Peter’s lack of full trust and faith.

This time, however, I had a different reaction. This time I saw that, at least Peter got out of the boat.

So many of us never do. We sit in the boat – not even daring to rock it – for fear of the risk that we will sink. All of our great ideas, hopes and plans stay right there with us, neither gaining a foothold nor sinking.

Well, that’s not the way we are called to live. We are called to get out of the boat, to risk something new. Jesus will do a great job of giving us a hand! Just ask Peter!!!  🙂

When you feel ready to risk learning more about Benedictine life, give me a holler: smacdonald@smmsisters.org or (309) 283-2300.

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