"DO YOU NOT YET HAVE FAITH?"
Having died with Jesus on the cross means that the life we live now is in every way "a new creation." We no longer see things as we did before!
God spoke to Job "out of the storm" (Jb 38:1) and "hushed the storm to a gentle breeze" (Ps 107:29.) In today's Gospel, Jesus Christ displays this power.
Awakened by his disciples, Jesus told the wind to settle down. The wind ran out of breath; the sea became smooth as glass. Jesus then uses these strong words to his followers: "Why are you such cowards? Don't you not yet have faith?" The disciples were in absolute awe and staggered. "Who is this, anyway?" they asked, that even the "wind and sea are at his beck and call?"
Such display of Jesus' power enables us to better appreciate what St. Paul tells us in Corinthians today: He writes to explain the consequence of the death of Christ. Recalling that "one died for all," he says that "therefore, all have died." Having died with Jesus on the cross means that the life we live now is in every way "a new creation." We no longer see things as we did before! The old order has passed away and that the new heavens and the new earth have been established by Jesus' death and rising, in which we share because of our own baptism.