God's love takes mercy farther than we hope and truth farther than we dare.
In today’s story, the disciples could only see the short game -- they, along with the crowd, were throwing a party because of the miracle Jesus had just done, but they didn’t see the long game. They did not realize that there was a bigger miracle in store -- the resurrection; and that the only path to the resurrection was the cross of suffering and shame. Jesus tried to tell them, but they were too blind and afraid to see.
“Can You Make it More Grey?”
“This Porridge is Too Hot”
Like the scribes and Pharisees in today’s story, we are a generation committed to refusing truth, even at the cost of being inconsistent with ourselves.