Since Jesus penned no books — not even a snappy little editorial, we are dependent on the memory of what Jesus said as recorded by the four evangelists and other New Testament writers. At times you wonder, “Is Jesus saying that or is this Mark (or whoever) saying it.” Scholars try to find the authentic voice of Jesus. Matthew 11 provides a particularly interesting passage in this regard. Scholars call it “Johannine lightning in a Matthean sky.” Jesus speaking of the relation of the “Father and the Son” is expected in the Fourth Gospel, but unusual in the First. The intimate language captured in these words captures the way that Jesus himself thought and spoke.