Sunday, June 20, 2021
The readings for the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B demonstrate that we must turn to God during the storms in our lives. In the first reading (Job 38:1, 8-11) God speaks tells Job that he is more powerful than natural events. The psalm (Psalm 107:23-24, 25-26, 28-29, 30-31) declares “He hushed the storm to a gentle breeze, and the billows of the sea were stilled.” The second reading (2 Corinthians 5:14-17) reminds us that Jesus Christ died to bring a new creation. And in the gospel (Mark 4:35-41) the apostles wake Jesus up during a violent storm and calms it for them.
Discussion of these readings would almost certainly include talk of what troubles us and how we can trust in Jesus when life seems overwhelming. Here are some suggested resources for this Sunday: