Note: what you are about to read is highly tongue-in-cheek.
The world of critical Biblical scholarship encompasses an ever-growing number of approaches to the Biblical text such as historical-critical, source criticism, form-criticism, and redaction criticism. Postmodern literary theory also introduced us to a range of alternative readings via feminist, post-colonial, and identity theories. It is in the latter vein that I humbly offer yet another vantage point into the words of these historical sacred texts: namely, the "Jewish Guilt" reading of Jesus.
"Jewish guilt" literary theory seeks to expound the ironic nature of the many logia of Jesus by reading them from the vantage point of the 20th century Jewish mother (or grandmother).
I hereby present the first in what might be a series of explorations of Jesus' logia from the "Jewish guilt" vantage point (with apologies to my own mother and grandmother).