Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Why Be Afraid?
Jesus has shown power over death before, what with the raising of the widow's son and the ruler's daughter. But here, finally, the Pharisees can't take it any more, and they seek Jesus's death in earnest. Why now? The pharisees are afraid that the Romans are going to harm them when all have believed. I guess I don't get it. Jesus has power over DEATH, and the pharisees are afraid of the Romans? They have witnesses miracle after miracle, and are afraid? That doesn't make sense, but I suppose my fears don't make sense either.