Musing Toward Sunday

We continue on our journey through Lent as we visit with the third of four individuals who have an encounter with Jesus in our lectionary readings. One was a noted religious leader, Nicodemus, who could not understand a scriptural metaphor nor receive the new insight that Jesus revealed. It required a change to his comfortable and prominent status quo. Last week we met a woman of Samaria who was in many ways his complete opposite. She was able to accept by faith that which she still did not understand because of the truth she did acknowledge. This week we will visit with one who will stand up to the religious leaders and social elite turning their very words back to them in satirical parody. One who once begged for their coins holds his own in unwavering rebuttal of their denial of a reality not yet understood. Where are you in the story?