Well if I could walk on water
And if I could find some way to prove
If I could walk on water would you believe in me
My love is so true
- Walk on Water by Eddie Money
In today's Gospel (Mt 14:22-33) Jesus calls Peter to walk on the water to Him.
We all know what happened. Peter tried, become frightened, and called for Jesus to save him.
Like the song, Peter's love for our Lord is strong, and he is always looking to prove that to Him.
But unlike Mr. Money, Peter didn't have to walk on water to get Our Savior to believe in him. He just had to trust Him completely.
Ironically almost every homily I have ever heard on this Gospel focuses on Peter's fall. His flailing and disbelief. The fact that he needed Jesus to reach out and save him as usual.
And while all this is true, and a great lesson in itself, I think it misses one of the most powerful parts of this story.
He actually walked on water for a few steps while he believed.
I wonder how much more could we do if we fully turned everything over to the Lord and just trusted in Him?
God Bless you.