We all know that Jesus was the Son of God, which means that he was fully divine, but Jesus was also fully human. He laughed and cried; he was affected by the stress of his workload. He got tired. Our passage began with Matthew telling us that Jesus received news of the murder of his cousin, John the Baptist. Bad news affected Jesus; bad news affects us. Sure it sells newspapers, and it entices advertisers for the evening news cycles, but we are affected by bad news, and when we aren’t, we become less human and more robotic.