We read at Jonah 1: 5-6:
Jonah, meanwhile, had gone down into the hold of the ship and had lain down, and was fast asleep. The captain came and said to him, “What are you doing sound asleep? Get up, call on your god! Perhaps the god will spare us a thought so that we do not perish.”
We also read at Mtt 8:23-25:
And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. A windstorm arose on the sea, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him up, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!”
Elsewhere, we see Jesus comparing himself with Jonah, at Mtt 12: 39-40:
But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so for three days and three nights the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth."
One sees a strange similarity between the sleep of Jonah on board the ship and that of the Lord in the boat in that both are fast asleep when the world around is in trouble, and both are woken up by the ones in trouble. My question therefore is: Has the Catholic Church drawn a parallel between the sleep of Jonah on board the ship and that of Jesus in the boat?