As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. "Good teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
They walked up, and one person said, "We want Jesus to bless our children." "He doesn't have time for that," John answered. From behind us, Jesus raised his voice, rebuking us.
I like stability. Where things stay mostly the same. Life isn't like that. In America, our personal storms tend to be existential. Other countries it's more survival, am I going to eat. I say all that because I'm watching storm clouds gather in my life and it's not existential. The waters are stirring with uncertainty.
We were in the region of Judea and across the Jordan River. Crowds of people surrounded Jesus. As was his custom, he taught them. Some Pharisees walked up with a question to test him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"