Hearing God in a Whisper

Readings for August 13, 2017

1 Kings 19:9A, 11-13A; Psalm 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-23

Suggested Reflection Questions

  • In the first reading, Elijah hears God not in the heavy winds, earthquakes, or fires, but in a whisper during a moment of calm. When was a time you felt God speak to you in a small way?
  • The second reading emphasizes living a more Christ-like life. What’s one thing you can do each day to help you follow Christ’s example for living more closely?
  • In the Gospel, Peter doubts Jesus because he is frightened. When was a time you felt doubt or fear? How can we learn to be more courageous in our everyday lives? Who is an example of courage to you?