Each side insisted the other was of impure lineage, held in the sway of evil. Who was right?
was this coming from a grubby itinerant soapbox preacher, a construction worker from Galilee who fancied himself a theologian and even more, the actual son of God, the Messiah?
Jesus to the Pharisees: "You all are from below, I am from above; you all are from this world, I am not from this world."
Did the light come on for John, in that moment? For they were all lambent with the reflected glow of the temple’s luminescence, and perhaps especially Jesus, through John’s eyes of love, was shining with luminescence.