I love the way Frederick Buechner paraphrases Jesus' response to John's disciples when they came asking, "Are you really the Messiah? Or should we look for another?" (Matthew 11:1-6)
As Buechner puts it, Jesus said:
"Well, you go tell John what you've seen around here. You tell him that there are people who have sold their seeing eye dogs and have taken up birdwatching! You tell him there are people who have traded their aluminum walkers in for hiking boots! You tell him the down-and-out have turned into the up-and-coming, and a lot of deadbeats are living it up for the first time in their lives!"
Isn't that a great way to put it?
Isn't that a great way to put it? It's modern, I know, but I think he's right. Wherever Jesus went, crazy things happened. No one was ever the same. He turned the world upside-down because ... well, because the world was wrong-side-up.