You are walking through a narrow, winding slot canyon in the western Galilee; the walls of the canyon rise sharply upward on either side of you. There is just enough room for you and Jesus to walk through shoulder to shoulder. You have been walking along and talking. You are asking Him a particular question. “What exactly is repentance?” you ask of Him.
He stops in the pathway; faces toward you; takes you by both shoulders; manually turns your body in the opposite direction, back from whence you’ve just come. “Now stay there for a moment,” He says to you.
Then He takes a few steps westward, walking away. (You don’t see Him going: you are obeying His command to stay put upon that spot.)
Then He says, “Turn. Follow Me.”
He is smiling as you approach Him. “That,” He says, “was the whole thing.”
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