One needs only listen to a day’s news and you’d be reminded of many of the things we humans have to worry about: global warming, suicide bombers, Russia, cyberterrorism, North Korea, tornadoes, fires and floods, identity theft, ZIKA, and the list goes on.

With Valentine’s Day in the rear-view mirror, we have heard many wonderful love stories, spent millions on Special Cards for Special People; kept the florist in business for another year and had enough chocolate covered strawberries to stuff a pig!

When was the last time someone really stopped and listened to you? How about you? Be honest — when was the last time you stopped, set aside your own agenda, and really listened? I mean without trying to figure out how you were going to respond and what you were going to say next or thinking …

Now on one of those days Jesus and His disciples got into a boat, and He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they launched out. But as they were sailing along He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended on the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be …