Jesus Calms the Storm
“That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
During the Inquisition, think of the innocent people who were executed - accused of witchcraft for tampering with the weather, even though it was the Jesus stories that inspired them to try and command the weather.
Think of all the millions of faithful today who pray for rain, or pray for the rain to stop, or blame a family member for angering God if a hurricane destroys their home, but not their neighbor’s home and so forth.
“Once the people are bewitched, their bewitchment lasts a long time.” - Lao Tsu