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19th Sunday In Ordinary Time - Year A

In the Gospel today we see the disciples far out on the lake, battling with a heavy
sea and fighting a strong headwind. It is quite clear that here we are
seeing a parable of the Church itself, represented by the disciples in their fragile boat
surrounded by hostile winds and waves. It was the common experience of the
Church during its first centuries and, in many parts of the world today,
continues to be the case. It was a situation to create, then as now, much fear and

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