In today's Gospel reading from Mark 4, Jesus rebuked the wind and quieted the sea during a squall and the wind ceased and there was a great calm. His disciples were greatly awed by the fact that even wind and sea obey him. What they learned was that Jesus is the Lord of all. Subtly and sadly, today all weather conditions are attributed to Nature; our nation no longer believes that God speaks to us through hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. Alas, we are no longer in awe of God.