Escaping from the Stone-Throwing Storm Troopers
In the Gospel from the Mass from yesterday (John 10:31-31), the Jews are preparing to stone Jesus to death because they believe that He has blasphemed. After Jesus confounds them with with both logic and evidence, here is what happens:
“Again they tried to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.” (John 10:39).
How does Jesus escape from their hands? This is not the first time that an angry mob attempts to kill or capture Jesus, but Jesus miraculously escapes (Luke 4:30; John 8:59).
Perhaps Jesus uses only His human power to thwart His would-be killers. But perhaps, He uses His Divine Power to escape.
In Star Wars, Obi Wan Kenobi throws the Storm Troopers off his trail, using the power of “The Force” to blind their minds: Obi Wan says, “These are not the droids you are looking for…” and the Storm Troopers repeat the phrase and leave.
Obi Wan is fiction. Jesus is real and Divine. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.