We modern folk like to think we invented confusion, but human beings have always been easily confused. We hear and see whatever we want, ignoring everything only to marvel at a phantom we mistake for our reflection.
In Matthew 27, this behavior exposes the characters’ folly in the story. The bystanders are listening for something other than the content of what is preached from the cross. Like us, they find what they are listening for and miss everything. You might say it’s a Matthean critique of pre-modern post-modernism. Or maybe they’re just confused.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 27:47-50.
Episode 418 Matthew 27:47-50; Music:
Dirt Rhodes by Kevin MacLeod
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