St. Cyril of Alexandria,
Pray for us
Matthew 8:18-22

 

Today’s Gospel challenges us to realize the gap that exists between our claim to follow Jesus and how far we are willing to go with him. Jesus calls us to follow him out of our comfort zones to bring healing and peace to difficult conditions, to follow him into situations and places that will exact a heavy price from us, when the teachings of Jesus conflict with the easier, safer, and less painful course.