I noticed something in our readings this week that was small, but mattered to me. For years I've wondered how in John 13 none of the disciples knew that Judas was the one who would betray Jesus. It seemed so obvious to me. Jesus literally says:
"He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.
Um, if this were a normal dinner table, literally every guest would have seen and heard that! What's the point of including that in the story, John? How on earth did "no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him?"
Well, after Brother Griffin explained the "U" shape of the dinner tables and seating arrangements of the guests, it all made sense to me. John knew, and Peter knew too, probably. Nobody knew why Judas was leaving because when Jesus said the bit about the sop, it was directed to John only. Anyway. Small detail, big revelation.