Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea … so that the boat was swamped by waves … They came and woke him … he … rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm.  The men were amazed and said, “What sort of man is this, who even the winds and the sea obey?”

Mt 8: 24, 25, 27

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It is so very easy to be swept up in the problems of the day – the big stories of the day and our personal challenges and problems.

That said, it is best to be reminded that we know that “sort of man … who even the winds and the sea obey.”  Our God is far greater than any problem we face – individually or as a nation.

Yet, we are surrounded by others who posture as if they are in control, have the answers to all things human, national and international.  In that disposition, we are deceived.  When our news media is full of discussion such as this – we forget that there is a God who governs all things, can do all things, wills all things in a manner and form that is reveled to us through the events of this life, in this world.

My point is a very simple one: we need not lose our calm.  We need not panic. Best we stay anchored in our faith, pray daily, keep calm and proceed with confidence.

Indeed our anxiety is often the agent that produces our worry.  In contrast, it is our faith which gives us confidence, calm, patience.

Shalom.

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