One thing about our Lord’s teaching is how plain it is. While many religious teachers are quite confused on what He said, the common folk during Jesus’ day had no difficulty understanding Him. In fact, it was His plainness of speech that garnered much attention. The attention was not always popular. On one such occasion he said to His the many that gathered around Him that is one requirement of God that all must meet. That requirement is repentance (Luke 13:3-5). This one requirement then moves a person in the right direction to hear what the Lord said on others matters. The Lord’s plainness cannot be mistaken – except by those who have no interest in repenting.