Children's Mass Readings
January 20, 2020
FIRST READING (Isaiah 41:14)
The Lord says this:
"People of Israel, don't worry, though others may say, 'Israel is only a worm!' I am the holy God of Israel, who saves and protects you."
Response: In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.
GOSPEL (Mark 4: 35-41)
Jesus said to his disciples, "Let's cross to the east side." So they left the crowd, and his disciples started across the lake with him in the boat.
Some other boats followed along. Suddenly a windstorm struck the lake. Waves started splashing into the boat, and it was about to sink.
Jesus was in the back of the boat with his head on a pillow, and he was asleep. His disciples woke him and said, "Teacher, don't you care that we're about to drown?"
Jesus got up and ordered the wind and the waves to be quiet. The wind stopped, and everything was calm.
Jesus asked his disciples, "Why were you afraid? Don't you have any faith?"
Now they were more afraid than ever and said to each other, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!"
This Gospel for this week teaches that we should trust that God will protect us and keep us safe.