After feeding the 5000, Jesus instructs his disciples to take the boat back across the Sea of Galilee. In this episode, we go with the disciples and watch as Jesus walks to them on the water. Sit with the disciples and watch their reactions to Jesus. Witness Peter as he steps out onto the water when called by Jesus.
“Christ saying to them: ‘It is I, fear not.’ St. Peter, by his command, came to Him walking on the water.” - Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius 280
It can be helpful to review the text of a story before you begin a contemplative exercise. This episode is based specifically on the account of Jesus walking on water from Matthew 14: 22-33
Other accounts of Jesus walking on water:
Use the following images if you would like some help guiding your imagination to build this scene, but only insofar as they are helpful. Please don’t feel restricted by these images. Allow your imagination to add or change details as it happens naturally for you. Don’t worry about complete historical accuracy. The point of the exercise is connection with Jesus.
The disciples went in a boat across the Sea of Galilee late at night.
Jesus walks to them on the water.
Peter walks to Jesus.