dear brothers and sisters,
please pray for us and for all who suffer for their faith.
our churches in egypt were targeted again and there are more martyrs this weekend (number uncertain).http://uk.news.yahoo.com/four-killed-sectarian-violence-cairo-hospital-201416484.html
this was yesterday evening's vesper gospel in the coptic church:
Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had not come to them. Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing. So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid. But He said to them, "It is I; do not be afraid." Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.
it reminds all of us that when we are afraid and rowing in the dark in a terrible storm, that Jesus comes to us, where we are and leads us in the way to eternal life.
Lord have mercy and give us strength and courage.