Power and ideology are joined at the hip. There’s no point in saying “religious” ideology since (and let’s be honest with ourselves) all ideology in all its forms—secular or otherwise—is religion predicated on fear. Will we have enough? Will we be safe? Will we suffer?
In Matthew, the answer is clear: God will provide what you need, you may not be safe, and you will likely suffer. Your fear of these things, encoded in your ideologies, is what gives power to those who oppress you and you the power to oppress.
So stop being a coward and start trusting in the voice of the Shepherd, contained in his scroll.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 24:15-19.
Episode 373 Matthew 24:15-19; Music:
Ethernight Club by Kevin MacLeod
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