the jesus we encounter in the gospels is fascinating.
he’s usually up to more than we catch at first glance. speaking with the woman at the well; telling the story of the good samaritan; defending the woman caught in adultery; touching and healing the leper; restoring the crippled man in the synagogue; time and time again, we find jesus doing all sorts of interesting and surprising things, challenging the status quo.
there’s always more, not less, going on in the stories compiled in the gospels. it’s what’s so intriguing about jesus. it’s what draws me in as i study, seek, follow and walk with him.
he’s always up to something.
this, of course, is what got him into trouble with the religious leaders of his day – in fact, it got him killed.