When everyday people are confronted by the most charismatic individual in the history of the world, their reactions vary from doubt to anger to instant commitment; but one and all their lives are profoundly changed by the experience and so will the reader’s be as they join in the character’s encounter with the Master. For the most part, they were ordinary people… fishermen, farmers, craftsmen… some were powerful like the priests and the Pharisees… some were outcasts like the lepers and the possessed… but all had an opportunity unique in the history of our world – they personally met the Master. Each person who met Him was deeply affected. Jesus was a lightening rod… people were drawn to Him and had strong reactions to His actions and His message… reactions that were not always positive, definitive or committed.
In Meet Those Who Met the Master, Reverend Wendell Mettey crafts complex human characters from the often minimal descriptions available in the Gospel and infuses them with all the passions, concerns and hesitations we might feel if confronted with this charismatic individual, Jesus Christ, who gives much but demands much as well.