“At that time, Jesus said, ‘I thank you, Father.’” Jesus’ gratitude is important, particularly at that time. What’s been happening? Jesus is misunderstood and ignored. (1)
John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus, introduced Jesus to the crowds and baptized him. But lingering in prison and not seeing expected change, John doubted.
He asked: “Are you really the Messiah or should we wait for another?” Jesus replied: Yes, I’m doing what you said. Remember Isaiah; I’m healing and liberating, just not as you expect. John, who perhaps knew Jesus best, misunderstood him.