Saturday, March 9, 2013
What did Jesus know?
The fact that Jesus did not marry must have upset others as Jewish men were expected to begin their own families. Jesus, until he finally felt he had to leave home and seek out John who was baptizing before Jesus left Nazareth, did nothing extraordinary but he was learning to listen to God and respond. He went into the desert to find John but also to listen to God. John was admired by Jesus for John had a vision of a new covenant with God's forgiveness. John's baptism was a rite of conversion and radical forgiveness. Jesus, according to Pagola, was impacted by this vision.