Jesus was a nice guy most of the time, but don't you think he’s a bit rude and thoughtless sometimes?
The Watchtower today discussed the supposedly marvelous example that Jesus showed to youths today, citing his escapade at 12 at the Temple. What hit home to me was that he was missing for three days - three days! If my 12-year-old son was missing for three hours I'd be absolutely frantic. What was his reaction when found? Here's Luke 2:48-49: "his mother said to him: “Child, why did you treat us this way? Here your father and I in mental distress have been looking for you.” But he said to them: “Why did YOU have to go looking for me? Did YOU not know that I must be in the house of my Father?”
What about "I'm really sorry Mum, I'm really sorry Dad, I'm not grounded am I?"
No it's "You're not my daddy Joseph! I'm here in my REAL daddy's house!"
Typical kid I think!
Another one that sticks in my mind is John 2:3-4, where Jesus was attending a Wedding Reception: "When the wine ran short the mother of Jesus said to him: "They have no wine." But Jesus said to her: "What have I to do with you, woman? My hour has not yet come."
WOMAN? That's a nice way to address your mum! Mary should have said to him: "How dare you talk to me like that, Jesus! You're not too old to put across my knee and get a smack young man!"