when he said, as the Good Shepherd, he reflected the heart and nature of God in the way he spoke and lived, they became enraged and wanted to stone him to death.
Do you think Jesus knew the scribes and Pharisees were this angry? Sure, this was not their first attempt to kill him, and of course, it would not be their last.
Why did Jesus continue speaking out and challenging them? Why didn’t he tone down the rhetoric or avoid them?
Above all, he wanted to be faithful to God.