A theme of faith emerges from two of today’s lectionary scripture readings, Romans 10:5-15 and Matthew 14:22-33. The scene in Matthew has Jesus miraculously walking on the Sea of Galilee to join his disciples, who were waiting in their fishing boat. Hardly believing their eyes, the disciples were fearful because they thought that Jesus was a ghost. Then Jesus reassuringly announced himself, after which Peter walked on the water toward Jesus. But the power of the wind and waves scared Peter and he began to sink. Jesus reached out and rescued Peter, saying, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”(Matthew 14:31b). The vivid situationRead More →