There are a lot of storms raging in the world today and many more are brewing and looming in the horizon. The same-sex debates/discussions continue, calling into question the very nature of marriage and the role of the family in society. Racial relations are raw with tensions anew and still struggling with the past. Financial markets are once more in panic over the Greek situation. Fundamentalists persist on wrecking havoc and sowing fear in the hearts of many in the Middle East. The environment continues to be despoiled and degraded, irreparable it seems.
And in homes and families, there are also storms blowing: lost jobs, lost homes, hunger, sadness, conflicts, addictions, anger, depression. Everyone seems too focused on their own selves. Every man for himself. Not enough caring. Not enough sharing.
Through it all, I hold on to my faith trusting that the Lord will make all these things right and beautiful. In His time. In His way. But there are many times, the Lord seems to be asleep in the boat. And I cry out with the disciples, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!”