Jesus has a way of getting into people’s hearts and minds. John captures a variety of these encounters in chapters 3-5 of his gospel. From a highly respected religious leader to an outcast Samaritan woman, from a royal official to an invalid without real hope, Jesus encounters people who are so different but all of whom he wants to see come alive. He is doing the same thing today, inviting people into life and then inviting them to introduce him to others. This is Jesus. This week we begin with someone who looks like he has his life together – but he really doesn’t.