Toward morning he went out to them, walking on the sea. And the disciples saw him walking on the sea, and they were terrified and said, "It is a ghos!" And they screamed with fear. But Jesus immediately spoke to them and said, "Take courage!  It is I."

(Matthew 14:25-27)

When Christ comes to the disciples

walking on the water,

they first see a vague form

whom they do not recognize.

It is only

when they look again,

more carefully,

that they make out

the form of Christ.

We too must

look again at our neighbor,

and when we do

we will see

not a vague person

but Christ.