The people described in the Gospels were ordinary folks going about their everyday lives, until they met Jesus. Some were people of influence, some average, some insignificant and nameless—but not to him.
Their interactions are intriguing to me. What were they thinking and feeling when their lives intersected with his? What were their worries, hopes and expectations? Some experienced wondrous events. Others had the opportunity to speak with him face-to-face. What did they ask him? How did he respond?
It’s easy for me to imagine these conversations. People haven’t really changed.