Are you afraid? Do the storms of life both close and far have you uncertain about the future? Are you clinging to the comfort of a life that seems to be sinking? You are not alone. Many of us watched in horror as the events in Charlottesville, VA unfolded. We found ourselves outraged, flabbergast, and unsure what to do. However, hope persists.
This storm now brewing and blowing will not last forever. More importantly though, there is someone to hope in. Jesus comes to his disciples in their hour of need. But because they are afraid, they don’t recognize him. So too, we often have a hard time recognizing Jesus when we are afraid. The only way to overcome this fear, draw closer to Christ. As we do, we learn the ways of love. When he is in our life’s boat, we are able to steer a course that is not always comfortable but that is good. We stand up for the oppressed. We do not fight for our rights but for the rights of those who have none. Our course is one of justice and our sails of love divine. As we draw nearer to Christ, we draw nearer to our neighbors. Especially the ones that are nothing like us.