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We talked about this in our small group on Sunday, about how this story is more of a mirror of the personal journey of faith. The masses who saw the miracle of the fish & loaves, then only the few who went with him to the other side (the boat symbolizing the church), then the one who stepped out of the water (symbolizing yet another step beyond the "church", complete with doubt and leaving behind the "known" for the "unknown", which water often symbolized in those days).

But I love your take on it as well! Wish we'd had a chance to discuss this as well :)

Wow. I'm tweeting this (to my very small number of 'followers.') Thanks for a terrific meditation on one of my fav NT stories! -K

thank you for the angle, beautiful. From Long Beach, CA

awesome, awesome, awesome.

The stories that I feel really make wacky demands of faith is actually when Jesus tells the disciples off for sweating about a storm. (Luke 8:22-25) and later he moans about having to endure us all (perverse and unbelieving that we are) Luke 9:41-43
I like to imagine that the incarnation was Jesus getting to know us as much as the other way round. That way his shock at our faithlessness isn't final - you could even imagine it said with some frustrated good humour.

Shoot, Nadia! I'm just starting out in the blogoshere, I write a post on this text, and NOW I discover that you've said it all so much better than I could've. Maybe I should just add a link to your site. In fact, I think I will if you're cool with that.

Well-said, sister! I'd be "sunk" if it all depended on my (and Peter's) faith. I like to think of Peter's getting out of the boat and sinking as a metaphor for many of us whose faith comes in fits and starts, which, as you rightly point out, is the reason why we need a Savior who comes to us when we call.

I very much like your approach- it seems more embodied and intuitive than formulaic, which is a sign of real health. I'm an atheist/former christian/philosopher/poet (if you wanna get systematic about it.) Some reflections on spirituality from the above kaleidoscope of perspective can be found here: http://www.amandasilbernagel.com/?p=2575

In any case, thanks for the read- I'm sure I'll be back again.

Best,
AS

a pure gospel! thank you for adequately dividing the law and gospel.

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