The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time & the Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist

Rembrandt’s “Christ in the Storm on the Lake of Galilee” (1633)

Complete Doctrinal Homily Outlines for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Nativity of John the Baptist can be found by clicking here and scrolling down.

The readings for Sunday focus on water, culminating with Our Lord’s mastery over nature in the calming of the storm. In the Sacred Scriptures, water is a big topic if one considers the creation accounts, Noah’s flood, Moses striking the rock, baptism, and the waters that flow from the temple in Revelation, just to name a few.

If instead of the Book of Divine Revelation we just read the book of nature, we would wisely be in awe of the amazing properties of water. As a natural substance, the intelligibility and goodness of water, reveal the intelligibility and goodness of creation, which points back to the intelligence and goodness of the Creator.








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