The most difficult part of following the Bible is accepting the factuality of our powerlessness. Human beings repeatedly invent ways to sustain the illusion of control and self-importance, scheming tirelessly to defend and secure the passing fallacy of our place in the world.
According to (more accurately, as evidenced by) the written Gospel of Matthew, Scripture is written; and what is written in Scripture controls everything because it is factually correct and deals with the factuality of the world around us. Matthew’s account of the Nativity amplifies this point through the sign of Mary’s weakness, which highlight’s the sign of Joseph’s absence, and, ultimately, the helplessness and vulnerability of the child, Jesus Christ.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 2:7-12.
Episode 232 Matthew 2:7-12; “The Death of Kings” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com (http://incompetech.com/)) Licensed under Creative Commons: B.y Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/
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