The Gotcha game is a short game. It may be a victory for the powers of oppression in the short run but not in the long run. Resisting tyranny and restoring justice, the things that Jesus and his disciples were all about, is the long game.
Have you ever had that experience, that feeling of peace, of release, that whatever happens, it will be OK? The feeling doesn’t last often. The old fears resurface, but for the moment, the mystical moment, when everything is connected.
You know Jesus didn’t make miracles in the desert just for the show.
He was interested in saving the world.
He wanted to wake people up.