Tuesday, January 18, 2011
John: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Mark Stibbe in an article entitled, "The Elusive Christ: A New Reading of the Fourth Gospels". Stibbe writes:
"Jesus is an elusive figure. Even when Nicodemus finds him, Jesus proves opaque to his understanding. When the crowds seek Jesus, he only allows them to find him when he is ready for them. And as for the Jewish authorities, I am reminded of Baroness Orczy's Scarlet Pimpernel: 'they seek him here, they seek him there, those Jews seek him everywhere'".