Just as an argument’s value can be assessed by examining its premise, in Scripture (and in life) an individual character’s action or statement can be understood by identifying its reference. By reference, we mean, literally, the thing you refer to as the basis of your authority to speak and take action.
When Jesus teaches in the temple, what is his reference? When the crowds threaten him, what is their reference? When all the disciples left Jesus and fled, what was their reference? When Peter entered in and sat down with the Lord’s enemies, what was his reference?
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 26:55-58.
Episode 404 Matthew 26:55-58; Music:
The Endless by Kevin MacLeod
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