Christians—who should be concerned with following God’s commandments—are more often preoccupied with explaining why their church or denomination is the “true pearl.” At a time when our country is itself devolving into tribal factions, the consequence of this hubris is keenly felt. Fortunately, in the parables of the Kingdom found in Matthew’s gospel, the one who presumes that he is from the “right tribe” soon learns that he himself must be read into the Kingdom through instruction, so that the people of all tribes, both old and new, may dwell together, under the Lord’s tent.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 13:49-52.
Episode 308 Matthew 13:49-52; Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Krampuss Workshop” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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1 thought on “Taught Into the Kingdom”
“Taught into the Kingdom…” The NRSV I think has a better rendering here than the NASB, “And [Jesus] said to them, ‘Therefore every scribe who has been TRAINED for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.’”
– Matthew 13.52 NRSV