(Excerpt) Have you ever asked, “What was he thinking?” Or perhaps said, “I don’t know what I was thinking.” We ask these questions because something has been done that should not have been done, but the question is just as valid when something good and right has been done.
For example, we might ask, “What was she thinking?” about Lauren Prezioso who was at the beach when she heard a mother screaming. A rip tide was pulling her two boys out to sea, and they didn’t know how to swim. Lauren dove in and rescued the boys, almost drowning herself. By the time she got them free of the current, another rescuer had to save her and the boys. Oh, and Lauren was eight months pregnant at the time. What was she thinking?
We should routinely ask that question about Jesus: What was he thinking? What was he thinking when he hung out with tax collectors and sinners? What was he thinking when he spoke against the nation’s leading political figures? What was he thinking when he approached his arrest, torture, and death, knowing what was in store for him?