"Through-the-Roof Faith"Stuart Jones Luke is a gentile doctor who seems fascinated by Jesus’ love for people. He structures his entire gospel around meals that Jesus shares with outcasts to demonstrate that nothing will stand between Jesus and people. And Jesus was a popular man by the time he wrapped up his first tour of Galilee. As he visits a familiar home in a familiar town, crowds refuse to give up their seats to those who need his attention the most. Luke always emphasizes Jesus’ love for those who had been pushed to the margins of society and this scene is no different.