Then He went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and was teaching them on the Sabbath. They were astonished at His teaching because His message had authority. (Luke 4:31-32 NASB)
Growing up I always hated it when my parents said, “Because I said so.” It felt like I was being talked down to, like they thought I wasn’t smart enough to understand their reasoning, as if I wasn’t able to be like them. And I wasn’t. I wasn’t able to understand, I didn’t know, and I wasn’t experienced enough to get what their reasoning was. And so, yes, they talked down to me. After all at the time, I was probably four feet shorter than they were.