Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The encounters between Jesus and Peter are always intriguing.  Peter’s humanness appeals to us.  In today’s story, he wants to walk on the water like Jesus, but loses his nerve and begins to sink.  There may be something of Peter in each of us.  Deep in our heart we want to follow the Lord, yet there are moments when we vacillate and wonder if we can believe everything the Lord teaches and everything he asks of us.  In those moments we can lose our nerve, or renew our faith and cry out, “Lord, save me.”  And he always does.