In the film Avengers: Infinity War, the story’s arch-villain, Thanos, destroys one-half of humanity with the snap of a finger. In the Book of Genesis, and later, in the Gospel of Matthew, one-half of humanity is threatened, not by an arch-villain, but by God himself. This mechanism, in which God undermines instead of lifting up, in which heroes fall instead of rising, is the Bible’s literary bulwark against the machinations of imperialism. Unfortunately for Jerusalem and Rome—unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe—if the Lord snaps his fingers in the Bible, it can’t be undone.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 24:36-41.
Episode 378 Matthew 24:36-41; Music:
Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod
Strength Of The Titans by Kevin MacLeod
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