The phrase that most gets my attention in this Gospel passage is where it ends, about Jesus’ giving “hope to the Gentiles.” Gentiles are not Jews. If you were a Gentile, by culture and class, where you lived, what you ate, what work you did, how you dressed and appeared, what you valued, what you believed, if you were a Gentile, you were very, very different from a Jew. As a Gentile, you would face all kinds of discrimination at the hands of Jews, Jews who were convinced they were on the right side of God. Jesus’ takes on a ministry “to the crowds” of equal access to God – to God’s love, God’s hope, God’s provision – the same for people very different from his own was radical. It’s actually a radical shift in Jesus himself.