When you meet someone, your reaction to them depends on both what the other person is like (bad teeth? winsome smile?) and on what’s going inside you (sleepless night? work promotion?). In this talk we consider the different responses to Jesus we see in Matthew 12:22-50 and what lies behind them. This passage challenges us to consider our own response to Jesus, whatever our religious position. Are we recognising the magnitude of what Jesus is doing? And are we admitting the deceitfulness of the human heart?