Saturday, August 13, 2011

"Let the children come to me"

Then children were brought to Him
that He might lay his hands on them and pray.
The disciples rebuked the people;
but Jesus said,

"Let the children come to me,
and do not hinder them;
for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."

And He laid his hands on them and went away.

(Today's Gospel Matthew 19:13-15)

Sunday, August 07, 2011

"Lord, save me!"

But when (Peter) saw how strong the wind was
he became frightened;
and, beginning to sink, he cried out,
"Lord, save me!"

A 19th century woodcut illustration by Julius Schnoor von Carolsfeld

Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand
and caught him,
and said to him,
"O you of little faith,
why did you doubt?"

(Matthew 14:30-31 - from today's Gospel)