My brothers and I were going to Jerusalem
to the Feast of Tabernacles, and we made a call
on Him. We taunted Him with hiding when
His business was to be well known. We tried
to goad Him into going to Jerusalem to what
we felt sure would be His public humiliation.
May God forgive us for our cruelty.
He gave us no satisfaction. But toward the
end of the feast Hle appeared, and stood preach-
ing publicly and courageously. There was an
attempt to arrest Him, but the officers of the
law heard Him preaching as they struggled
through the crowd, and went back to the priests,
saying, "Never man spake like this man."
I wonder when I remember these things that
we did riot become His followers, but we did
not. We were angry and jealous and unworthy.
How did we come to change
It was our mother, Mary, who first was con-
vinced. Six months after the Feast of Taber-
nacles occurred the Passover, and our mother
insisted upon going to Jerusalem. We tried to
dissuade her, but it was no use. She said a
number of her friends were going and she would
be well cared for. So she went with them.
There was Salome, the mother of James and
John, and Mary, the Magdalene, and a group of
others, and as it happened they were all or
nearly all of them friends of Jesus. By the