Human beings are tribal. Even in the United States, where community has evaporated, we find a way to pick sides. Driven by primal instinct, we worship, unflinchingly, the twin gods of ideology and brand, allowing fear and greed to control our fate. The Apostle Peter is no different. He too wanted to pick a side. Peter’s confession—rather, the teaching that God put into Peter to confess—rightly proclaimed Jesus as God’s earthly representative and the king of all the nations. On the face of it, this seems like a great idea, until Peter realizes that his side may be in opposition to Jesus’ rule, and that being the Son of Abraham’s God will not lead to the victory Peter desires.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 16:21-23.
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Episode 324 Matthew 16:21-23; Music: Funeral March for Brass by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3785-funeral-march-for-brass License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/