Some passages in the Bible speak directly to me more than others. This is one of those passages. When Jesus teaches Nicodemus, it feels like he is having a private conversation with me. Nicodemus is no slouch. He is a learned student and teacher of scripture and a leader in the nation of Israel. And he is astute enough to recognize Jesus as coming from God. And yet, he can’t seem to understand Jesus’ teachings. He is not challenging Jesus. He really wants to learn. I feel the same way. I want to learn but, too often. I don’t seem to be able to understand.