In Matthew 13, Jesus invokes the prophecy of Isaiah against those unable to grasp his teaching because of their ignorance of Scripture:
“Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says:
‘You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; you will keep on seeing, but will not perceive; for the heart of this people has become dull, with their ears they scarcely hear, and they have closed their eyes, otherwise they would see with their eyes, hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and return, and i would heal them.’
Perhaps that’s why, after having cursed the fig tree, Jesus consigns the chief priests and the elders of the people to wallow in their ignorance.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 21:23-27.
Episode 350 Matthew 21:23-27; Music:
Blown Away – No Percussion by Kevin MacLeod
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