When I read the Gospels, I find that Jesus has to restrain himself most of the time. For example, often when he healed a person, he would tell them not to tell anyone. When Mary wanted him to do something about the lack of wine at a wedding he responded by saying that it was not yet his time. When the Pharisees ask questions, he often would give pointed but at the same time, somewhat vague answers. But as the last week before his crucifixion approaches it feels to me that Jesus takes one day to be the Messiah he enjoys being.