From Mark 4.35-41 comes the familiar story of Jesus calming the sea. Actually, before that it’s the story of Jesus asleep while his disciples are overcome with fear and anger. When they confront him, Jesus asks them a question we all need to answer: “Why are you so afraid?” We might also add: “Why are you so angry?” (The answers are probably the same, though.) Once we answers those questions, we’ll be prepared to receive Jesus’ invitation to a life of faith that leads to peace as we let Jesus’ teaching dwell and grow within us.