Jesus’ valuation of each human being is based not on
abstract egalitarian ideals, but on the overflowing love of
God, which, like a great river breaking its banks into a
parched countryside, irrigates those parts of human society
which until now had remained barren and unfruitful.
Wright, Tom (2001-01-19). Luke for Everyone (New Testament
for Everyone) (p. 131). SPCK. Kindle Edition.