After centuries of waiting, people have all kinds of thoughts about the Messiah. And whenever anyone brings it up, it's like the dam bursts. Out pours every notion anyone has ever had about the Messiah, more information than anyone ever needed or wanted.
Wherever Jesus goes pre-Easter, there's this constant chatter of ideas and expectations. And it's just confusing. So much that Jesus seems to spend half his time just sorting it all out for people.
Until the Resurrection. Then all of the chatter dies.
That's part of what makes this moment so different. No one was expecting the Resurrection. No one knows what to think, and no one is saying a thing.
On this side of Easter, it's the opposite of TMI.
More on this tomorrow.