No matter where we look today, we see angry talking heads. Flip on any news channel, right or left, and there they are, stirring up passion and hate.
We see whenever Jesus teaches, people are astonished. Look at the whole gospel, really dig into it, take it at face value rather than filtering it or assuming you understand it, and you will be astonished. Yet what is it about Jesus’ teaching that’s astonishing? I propose it is his promises and his demands.