And the common people heard him gladly

Then Jesus answered and said, while He taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the Son of David? For David himself said by the Holy Spirit: ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”’ Therefore David himself calls Him ‘Lord’; how is He then his Son?” And the common people heard Him gladly.” (Mark 12:35-37)

Why did the common people make up the majority of Jesus’ eager students?

Was it because of the preconceived notions that some had about the Messiah?

Was it because of the topics that Jesus preached on?

Was it because of the miracles that Jesus performed?

Was it because Jesus had made a mockery of the religious leaders of the day?

Or was it because the “common” people were made up of individuals who had a desire to be a sheep with the shepherd more than being a shepherd with the sheep?

Just a thought.

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