The apostles as whipping boys


I wish we would get off this “weren’t the disciples stupid?” kick. 
Jesus was blowing their paradigms as much as he is blowing ours. They are just different paradigms. 
When their paradigms were blown, it meant ostracism from the Jewish community and death at hands of Rome.  What does our paradigm getting blown up mean? 
I think too much of this tendency is designed to make ourselves feel better. 

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