“What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ He answered, ‘I will not,’ but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same, and he answered, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him, and even after you saw it you did not change your minds and believe him (Matthew 21:28-32).
Jesus has a problem with the truth. His problem is that he tells the truth, come what may. Jesus never minces words. At times, we might say to someone who said something offensive, “It’s not what you said; it’s how you said it.” Jesus is uninterested in the latter.