“Hope Floats” (with apologies to Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick, Jr.)
Acts 27: 35: “And having said this, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of all; and he broke it and began to eat.” Let’s see now … the storm shows no sign of letting up, no one has eaten for two weeks, all the ship’s cargo is gone, the soldiers have jettisoned the lifeboats and want to kill the prisoners (one of whom is Paul … and Paul makes Eucharist (gives thanks). The ship may sink, but hope always floats. Was it justified? We’ll see tomorrow.