And Jesus said “Give away your power. Give away your wealth. Believe in God. Believe also in me. Believe in people. Proclaim good news to the poor and justice to the oppressed.” And they opened their homes to him: tax collectors, widows, men and women of little means, immigrants and foreigners and heathens. Homeless, Jesus lived and preached among them. “Believe in people,” Jesus said, “believe in God. Believe in me.” Offered power, he refused it. People sitting in high places were enraged but Jesus mounted no defense. And he went to die without a protest, like a lamb lead to the slaughter. And he continued to confound them.