Why is it that nearly every time I’m around Jesus I see something he’s doing that’s way different than what I’m doing? Just a few days ago I was ready to smack a colleague of mine at work. He was in my personal space, taking over what I was doing, and just annoying the life out of me. So intrusive. But of course – doesn’t it always happen this way? – I was reading in the gospels that night and saw how Jesus reacted to the same sort of thing. Need I say that his handling of the situation was a great improvement over mine?
I’m thinking I should get to know this man better. I don’t really want to, but I’m thinking Jesus is more concerned with showing him kindness than catering to my personal taste. Maybe if I understand him better, I’ll be able to cut him a little slack.