When someone asks you how you are doing, how do you answer? I have a friend who would always answer, "I'm blessed and highly favored," even when he was in pain or having a horrible day. Was he ignoring reality? Or seeing life with a different perspective?
Last week we learned about defenestration (read more in last week's sermon or in this article) and this week we see what might have been the precursor to that practice. In what ways and for what reasons would we like to throw Jesus' teachings off the cliff instead of embracing them?