Even monkeys know when the light goes they must find shelter and safety. Those with eyes will see; those without will stumble in the darkness that decends. He was there to sow a seed of discord. Quoting: asymetriclogic
Yes, a seed of doubt, that's how it felt to me, for a moment I looked at what we were doing, from his point-of-view, and it kinda does seem so outlandish, outrageous even..
But faith is an amazing process, and I'm not giving up on it.
The second reading:
Christ did not enter into a sanctuary made by hands,
a copy of the true one, but heaven itself,
that he might now appear before God on our behalf.
Not that he might offer himself repeatedly,
as the high priest enters each year into the sanctuary
with blood that is not his own;
if that were so, he would have had to suffer repeatedly
from the foundation of the world.
But now once for all he has appeared at the end of the ages
to take away sin by his sacrifice.
Just as it is appointed that human beings die once,
and after this the judgment, so also Christ,
offered once to take away the sins of many,
will appear a second time, not to take away sin
but to bring salvation to those who eagerly await him.