Unformatted text preview: The most important things about Jesus from this perspective of this gospel are that Jesus uses parables and often contradicting statements. They are confusing, but he is concerned with mankind. Some of his statements are similar to statements Jesus said in the other gospels like verse 33 where he talks about how you wouldn’t hide your light under a bushel you would put it up on a stand for everyone to see. This is something you would find in other gospels. But verse 41 isn’t like anything that the other gospels would have Jesus say. Jesus of the other gospels had a major theme of the first shall be last and the last shall be first. In verse 41 he is not saying this. So Jesus of this gospel isn’t as concerned on the first shall be last the last shall be first theme. Jesus seems harsher and not as kind....
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- Spring '06
- important things, Critical Reading Exercise