Here’s a story that could be today if it weren’t for who it was happening to! And I’m grateful for Pope Emeritus Benedict for pointing out that in the Gospel narratives, references to “the Jews” are references not to the ordinary folk, but the caste-like leadership establishment of the time.
And here we see Jesus teaching outside of the establishment’s comfort zone and getting them upset. And they claim he has a devil! Does that sound familiar to anyone? And he utters something which only within the early 20th century was it demonstrated how it can be.
And so with our Passion Sunday sacrament, we see proof of how infinite The Divine can be!