True to Jesus
Stories can sound accurate until compared with the facts. Two straight lines may look to be parallel until extended further. Measured construction elements may seem accurate until attempts are made to fit them together. White things can look pure white until compared with things whiter still. Lives lived might appear faithful until pressed up against the truth of Jesus, the Word. The disciples and the Jewish religious elite were regularly buffeted by the status quo-challenging winds of Kingdom reality as blown against their hearts by Jesus’ teachings. They were given great pause as to the implications for living their lives moving forward. As are we, today.