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Luke 20:3-4 [Jesus] answered them, “I will also ask you a question, and you tell me: Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?”
No one can argue with Jesus’ central message of God’s love and grace, so people change the subject and attack individuals or groups as uneducated or simple-minded. Jesus turns the tables on the temple leaders with his response. In effect, Jesus gives the same answer he gives to John’s disciples: Open your eyes and see what is right in front of you! It can’t be more obvious. Look at how this good news changes people and the world.
MOVING FORWARD: Why is Jesus so dangerous to powerful people? Why is he so attractive to poor people?