Thomas, Saturday December 30, AD 29
Didn’t stay long in synagogue today. It used to be the highlight of our week in Galilee, at least before the Yom Kippur debacle, but Jesus says the Pharisees have been giving him a hard time since he arrived here. Before we went he told me he was going to keep out of the way and avoid trouble, but a certain Simon was waiting for him at the head of a queue of Pharisees.
Jesus was extremely patient for a long time, but eventually he cracked and called them a bunch of slimy hypocrites. They asked him to leave, which he did, curing a woman with a severe bleeding problem on the way out just to goad them.