Of the many attributes of a society in decline, none are more despicable than the degradation of speech. The inability to listen, the intent to smear and demonize so that others are not heard, the ideological delusion that leads us to believe such smears, born of our lies and marketing spin—all of this—is extremely dangerous and the epitome of evil because it erodes our ability to form community. In the end, our only hope is community, expressed in the New Testament through the metaphor of Table Fellowship with the people we fear and despise. In Matthew, when confronted with this type of speech, Jesus demonstrates the only correct response.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 9:32-35.
Episode 276 Matthew 9:32-35; “Envision” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/
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