Tonight Elam sat on the toilet, watching me brush my teeth. I left, while brushing, to go take care of something and when I came back, he said, “Why do you get to leave?” We have a rule: no leaving the bathroom while brushing. I got tired of hunting down toothbrushes and telling the kids to stop running while brushing. BUSTED. I spit then said, “You’re right, I shouldn’t have.”
At that moment I thought about this “following Jesus” stuff. The disciples, Pharisees and teachers were always asking questions. But mostly, the teachers were saying, “Why do you get away with that?!” What they were really saying was, “you are wrong!”
Jesus never got busted.