Ancestor worship is as old as dirt. Whether we lift up our ancestors or condemn them, our true concern is how others see us and what our children will think of us. We pontificate about being on “the right side of history” because we want to be right, even as the Prophets announce the condemnation of history and the Law proclaims that all of us are wrong.
In Matthew, Jesus exposes the whole conversation as a big scam. The question is not which ancestor was right. On the contrary, the point is that all humans are unrighteous and no better than those who went before us.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 23:29-32.
Episode 367 Matthew 23:29-32; Music:
Trouble With Tribals by Kevin MacLeod
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