started reading matthew (in the bible). i haven’t really read it before. (
and it seems that the story isn’t really so much only about jesus and stuff.
i guess it’s more of a book about jesus’ love for john (and others, of cuz), whom herod ordered to be beheaded. sure, they pissed him off by pretending to be gods. but they were also sort of artists. and said also many wise things.
and then the bible becomes a story about what jesus did after the murder of john. and the choices he made, that he chose to continue, which eventually brought him to the crucifix.
those who survived all this (mark, matthew, etc.) had a story to tell and that story was powerful and important so it wouldn’t repeat itself. and that it was all about faith.