Jesus just seemed to do this all the time. And it ticked so many people off. Not only the religious folks but those who lived by these illusions of what was right and what was wrong. Tree of the knowledge of good and evil stuff again. Why did Jesus seem so intent on doing this? So many of the accounts we have of this in scripture seems to point to the fact that he was openly and deliberately doing it. I think he did it because he was putting an axe to the root of the human condition of alienation. Our blindness that is created by these illusions.
All of these things are prisons and they are grounded in the foolishiness of man. Unfortunately most of us have come to call it the wisdom of man and see it as a good thing. Again, in many ways, we are all affected by this. Could things be anymore upside down?
Did Jesus do these things because he came to seek and save that which was lost and to set the captives free? Save us from what and free us from what? The damaging effects caused by the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He did a marvelous thing for us all by making it possible to break free from dead religion and dead works of the flesh through systems of ethics (religious and cultural) and moral codes (religious and cultural) and then man proceeded to take this marvelous thing Jesus did and incorporate it back into the the prison Jesus had come to free us from. Jesus didn't come to revamp of religious system and cultural system that had gone bad....he came to bring us life and freedom from these things. What they could never do....he accomplished and has invited us to join him there.