This exchange between Jesus and his brothers reminds me of something a family might say to a family member that perhaps is embarrassing them, or that they want to confront – as in saying, “if you’re for real, go and prove it somewhere else.” These brothers, who may have reflected a contingent of the population at that time, were challenging Jesus to ‘come out’ so to speak, to show the rest of the world what he was professing. This reads as a taunt given by those close to Jesus who remained skeptical. When Jesus responds, “The right time for me has not yet come…,” he seems to be calculating on the timing of sharing his message to a larger audience. Jesus acknowledges the open hostility toward him at that time. Jesus knows it will be difficult for the masses to really hear him because his message confronts malevolence.