The disciples were afraid to ask. Maybe they didn’t want to be embarrassed at their own lack of understanding, or maybe they feared that they might be required to give up their lives or their pet beliefs, but their motive was clearly fear. Full grown and complete love drives out fear, and fear rather than doubt is the opposite of faith. When Jesus calmed the sea he asked the disciples, “Why are you afraid- have you no faith?” It is good to ask questions and have respectful discussions; such things are possible when there is trust and love between us. Agreement is not necessary, but trusting one another enough to share our disagreements is the way of discipleship. We are all held in God’s embrace and that is more important than our differences.