How does Jesus come to me? In the joys of family? In the unwelcome criticism of an angry neighbour who tells me the truth about myself? In the worries of a job or the agonies of a failed relationship? In the staggering beauty of creation? In physical pain? In all these situations we may discover God’s presence, and without that presence we cannot expect to cope. Jesus does not force himself upon us. He just jogs us, and says, "Here l am if you want me." He may disappear into the sea-mist again for a time, and we may sink into the water like mistrustful Peter. But it all ends with a welcome and a recognition that Jesus can help, even in a life-threatening situation. Why is Peter such a good role-model for us?
Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB