Men do not want a Messiah unless he is tame; men want what they want. Becoming a sheep with a powerful shepherd is humiliating, because someone else is in control.
At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly." Jesus answered,