7Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8If I ascend to heaven, thou art there! If I make my bed in Sheol, thou art there! 9If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10even there thy hand shall lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11If I say, "Let only darkness cover me, and the light about me be night," 12even the darkness is not dark to thee, the night is bright as the day; for darkness is as light with thee.
...beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord save me!
This is from the story of Jesus walking on the water in Matthew's Gospel. Go back and read it if you have the chance. It is short. Peter gets out of the boat and begins to walk toward Jesus but begins to sink overcome with fear. Jesus immediately stretches out his hand and saves him. The focus is usually on Peter not having enough faith but Peter does not hesitate to cry out to the Lord. Thank goodness for St. Peter! We are all like him in so many ways.
May we always have his instinct to cry out to the Lord for help.
Painting by Dom Gregory De Wit, Photo by Fr. Augustine Foley
At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" (which means"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?")