Opening the Word
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
Episode 42 • 6m 5s
Have you ever been in a storm at sea? If you have, you know how terrifying it can be. Now imagine being in a storm in a small wooden boat ... and not knowing how to swim! This is the scene we have in today's Gospel.
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