And both stories are told in response to criticism: criticism that Jesus receives from religious insiders who witness, and object to, the radical hospitality that Jesus offers.
So he said to his mother, “I am running away.”
“If you run away,” said his mother, “I will run after you.
For you are my little bunny.”
“I will become a fish in a trout stream
and I will swim away from you.”
“I will become a fisherman and I will fish for you.”
“I will become a rock on the mountain, high above you.”
said his mother, “I will become a mountain climber,
and I will climb to where you are.”