Have you ever been out on a lake or river as a storm gathers force? Even as you head towards shore there is this down-in-the-gut terror that “we won’t make it.” It’s that gnawing fear that I can’t manage what’s happening, the awareness that “this is more than I can handle.” So what do I do in the face of such challenging life events?

This is exactly why taking daily steps to build a rock solid relationship with Jesus is so important. And this is why Jesus’ quiet daily invitation to “come and see” pays off. Each of us will certainly encounter the storms of life and its daily relationships. So can I come to trust that, by handing my life and time and daily experience over to Jesus, there is no “storm” that the two of us can’t handle together.

—The Jesuit Prayer Team