Jesus had just thrown down the gauntlet. The Jews retorted, “Aren’t we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?”
What makes you angry? What really ticks you off? Think about it for a moment. Now read on about how to deal with it.
Note: This series is written as a first-person narrative to present Jesus in the context he walked in with the unknown disciple that narrates introducing my thoughts and sparking more ideas with his questions. Enjoy. Jesus had just won over some more people in the temple. He said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
It looks like we're in a season of pruning in my wife and I's life. Jesus said in John 15:2 that. "He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful." Typically how it happens is we lose interest in something. Like the leaves on the trees, it dries up and falls off. This time, we also have a hand on the pruning shears.