The Calming of the Storm: Mark 4.35-41

Pippa Bonner

This article shows how Mark 4. 35-41 can be used to help the anxious, by means of spiritual and emotional exploration and comfort.?Pippa Bonner has recently retired from a hospice where she ran the bereavement service.?She writes as part of the Dympna Circle. The Circle consists of three women therapists who combine spiritual and therapeutic practice.

?With the coming of evening, Jesus said to his disciples ?Let us cross over to the other side.? And leaving the crowd behind him, they took him, just as he was, in the boat; and there were other boats with him. Then it began to blow a gale and the waves were breaking into the boat so that it was almost swamped. But he was in the stern, his head on the cushion, asleep.

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