Because someone dropped a Ben Stein video on my desk, and because of a recent frustrating discussion the details of which I shall spare us all, (imagine my teeth clenched as I type) I am reminded of a noteworthy line from Ferris Bueller's Day Off. It's in the scene where Bueller pretends to be the Sausage King of Chicago, at Chez Quis. After receiving a half-hearted apology from a snooty (snotty) host, who thanks Bueller for his "understanding." Bueller replies:
"It's understanding that makes it possible for person like me to tolerate a person such as yourself."
I'm just guessing here...but I'm pretty sure Jesus himself might feel this way. About some of his more obstinate children. From time to time.