"Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did
It's hard for us to conceive of greater personalities and greater events than those we have looked to from within our own cultural history. A man blind from his birth who has learned to make his way in the world using his stick, struggles to imagine a more dependable device than that white cane. He feels very close to it. So Jesus confronts us as superior to every other social security mechanism we have ever known.