Why Wait: Every time I have read this story, I was so sure that Jesus was waiting to create a dramatic effect. And whenever another person waited, I assumed all sorts of motives: indecision, lack of courage, fear, resistance…. The assumptions often came immediately, with no hesitation on my part. How could I have assumed that I could know another’s motives? Or even (especially?) my own. Waiting attentively and honestly has the potential to reveal the truth.