We naturally want Jesus to be invulnerable, and the thought of him feeling anxiety or, as Matthew writes, extreme grief about his predicament presents an uncomfortable picture of God’s messiah. We prefer a version of Jesus that manifests perfection and stoic implacability because we believe in this possibility for ourselves. But that’s not what Matthew is saying. On the contrary, in the entire situation, the only reliable, invulnerable, perfect thing is the commandment of God the Father, upon which even Jesus depends.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 26:36-39.
Episode 399 Matthew 26:36-39; Music:
Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod
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