Spiritual words

Finding the time to pray

5 September 2015

According to the Gospel of Saint Matthew 14:22-23, Jesus walked upon the sea and subdued the wind that was threatening to capsize the boat of the disciples, after He had fed the multitude of five thousand with two fish and five loaves of bread.  Therefore, these “mighty acts” of the Lord are linked together both chronologically and geographically according to the evangelist.  But what may link these events together on a much deeper level is the evangelist’s “note” that in between the feeding of the multitude and the walking upon the sea, Jesus first withdrew in order to pray “by Himself.”