As a modern Christian, I think we have become a little desensitized to the majesty of our Lord. We are familiar with Jesus, sure. If you ask most Catholics, they would tell you they know all about him. But really, the Jesus that most of us conceive of, well, he isn’t actually Jesus. Not the one who we read about in scripture. The popular conception of Jesus lacks the vitality and power of the real person. If we are honest, he is kind of wimpy.
That is why reading the Gospels is so essential. Jesus, the real Jesus, is not wimpy. He is powerful. He holds dominion over the very forces of nature. At his command storms cease to blow.