Alone in Prayer
Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Saint Sixtus II and Companions (d. 258)
Saint Cajetan (d. 1547)Readings of the DayRB: Ch 55:1-14 Clothing and Footwear for the CommunityMass: Jr 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22; Resp Ps 102; Mt 14:22-36 or Mt 15:1-2, 10-14
Jesus made the disciples get into a boat and precede him to the other side of the sea, while he dismissed the crowds.
Here, I have the sense that Jesus gets matters in order. After looking after the disciples, he sends the crowds on their way and then goes 'up on the mountain by himself to pray.' There he finds himself alone, with precious time to pray to his Father, to gather strength and be refreshed. Have you found a time and place to be alone with Jesus today? Lord, send forth your spirit and renew the face of the earth.Jesus reveals the love-filled face of God.
(Pope Francis, Twitter, August 7, 2018)