Today's Daily Bread
Tue. Jun 28, 2016: Amos 3:1-8, 4:11-12; Matthew 8:23-27
Lord, save us! We are perishing! Thrashing about on the stormy sea, the disciples fear for their lives. Jesus sees the greater threat: their lack of faith. It’s certainly appropriate to cry out in moments of terror, but if we don’t trust that Jesus is by our side at all times, calling to him in any situation is a pretty fruitless endeavor. Saint Irenaeus led a life of exemplary Christian witness, defending the faith from the very real threat of Gnosticism, arguing that the true gnosis is knowledge of Christ. His many writings expound Christian doctrine, proclaim that the Gospel message is universal, and are an incredible testament to his own deep faith. Lord, help us to be steadfast, we pray.