What Do You Want From Jesus?
In today's passage, all of the principal actors want Jesus to be something other than what he is. They want him to do something for them that he did not come to do. Therefore, we need to examine the passage, and see where we resemble these characters so that we can see if we are trying to get something from Jesus that he did not come to give us. And having unearthed the mistaken assumptions about Jesus, we can see him as he really is, and embrace him as he is offered to us in this Gospel. Therefore, let me ask you this question today, What do you want from Jesus? The passage gives us three answers.