The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.--Psalm 98:(see 2)
Mass readings: Acts 28:11-16,30-31 / Matthew 14:22-33
The Acts of the Apostles offers vivid details about St. Paul's journeys. In today's passage we learn that he set sail in an ''Alexandrian vessel with the Dioscuri as its figurehead.'' After spending three days in Syracuse, he traveled to Rhegium, Puteoli, and Rome. These biblical journeys sound exotic, describing tales of imprisonment and daring feats. The stories seem larger than life, filled with bravery we can't muster and courage we don't know.
How mundane my own travels to Cleveland and Detroit seem, where I visit family and friends. I make ordinary trips in Ordinary Time. Yet somehow I am reminded that God accompanies our every journey. We need not be making valiant voyages to far-flung places. God uses us, as He used St. Paul, to advance the Kingdom.
Prayer: Use us, O Lord, in the ordinary journeys of our lives.