No one left Jesus less than they were when they came to him. He spoke plainly and directly, but never destructively. Those who could hear Jesus' message left him with a greater love for themselves, with a clearer sense of direction for their lives, and with a renewed awareness of God's unfailing love. Those who could not hear the message left him angry and resentful yet confronted with the truth of their lives.
- Paula Ripple
Called to Be Friends