United States Conference of Secular institutes


John 7:40-53

Jesus was in Jerusalem and his teaching had incurred the wrath of the Sanhedrin.  They themselves could not apprehend him so they sent out the temple guards with orders to arrest him. The guards were so impressed with the teachings of Jesus they went back empty-handed.  In retrospect it becomes clear that the Sanhedrin Court was wrong and the temple guards were right.  Can we see this at work in our own lives today?  This ancient event is telling us today that we should always keep our minds open to truth.  We should not become so dogmatically sure of our own position that we cannot hear what the other person is saying.  We need to know that wisdom comes from surprising sources.