John 7-8

Sometimes, Truth is scary.

“Why do you not understand what I am saying? Because you cannot bear to hear my word.” (8:43)

Jesus, here, is telling people to let go of outdated notions of religion. “Look,” he says, especially in these two chapters, “forget all that other stuff; you’re missing the whole point—God loves you.”

It’s so simple, and yet it’s so completely radical that it gets Jesus killed.