Following the Old Testament’s line, which sets Israel apart to demonstrate that Israel is no better, Matthew’s condemnation of the Scribes and Pharisees consolidates the Bible’s rejection of exceptionalism.
Where nations, religions, institutions, social groupings, and even families scramble to proclaim, “become like us,” resoundingly, the biblical writers warn everyone, “do not become like us!”
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 23:13-15.
Episode 363 Matthew 23:13-15; Music:
Eastern Thought by Kevin MacLeod
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