Is it right to think that Jesus is asking people why they are unhappy with John's preaching of repentance for forgiveness? Forgiving the sins of the tax collectors and sinners, as well as uplifting people in poverty who are followers of John, is he wondering why are they not dancing when having either been baptized into faith or upheld as forgivers? Also, is Jesus asking why are people so happy when they should be sad, as in the many sufferings he is healing or the many sinners he is trying to show forgiveness to?
Has God played the flute with John, and sang the dirge with Jesus, then the kids in the marketplace understand the value but cannot afford to have faith?
Or is it that John is not dancing and Jesus is not lamenting? John has not danced to the flute of children, and Jesus has not lamented at their discontent, because they have faith in God and have a better idea of life that they want to share with kids who are so interested in prosaic passtimes? These kids who are discontent will not listen because their focus is preoccupied?
Or, is it about a middle path, that we may have neither the time to dance or to lament in seeking God's love in earnest? That John did neither dance or lament, seeking to prepare the way in the wilderness and that Jesus did both in seeking the lifestyles of man, but then both, in seeking to help, found some sort of middle ground and made a way for all the lifestyles of man together as prophets of our salvation? Yet there is discontent because people may not believe or take action in their faith, which is forgiven but not everyone will partake of god's forgiveness. So has god has found some sort of middle ground, saving those who find faith in Jesus' teachings?