Yesterday, Jesus used a feast to make some awesome points about humility and compassion. Today he takes it a step further.
One of the people at the table with Jesus said to him, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.” Jesus responded with a little story:
It was winter and Jesus was at the Festival of Dedication (or, in Hebrew, Hanukkah) in Jerusalem. He was walking in Solomon’s Colonnade in the temple courts.
Some religious leaders gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense. If you are Messiah, tell us plainly.”
Here’s how Jesus responded: