Commentary on the Gospel of



You know people by the company they keep. That is the conventional wisdom. What would that wisdom make of Jesus? It would dismiss him instantly, because he was the friend of so many “non-you” people: the despised, the outsiders, the discredited, the poor. So much for conventional wisdom: it is to be relied on when we are interpreting the Gospel. If the Gospel is “foolishness to the Greeks (1Cor 1:21), it is utter absurdity to conventional wisdom.


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