Internet comment culture invites useless and emotionally charged conflict that accomplishes nothing, except to inflame everyone’s self-serving sentiments. That’s why, in Matthew, Jesus refuses to engage in any argument with the Pharisees. To do so, Matthew teaches, is to squander what is holy.
In keeping with the teaching of Isaiah, Jesus refuses to quarrel with anyone so that nothing and no one (including Jesus himself) stands out upon the earth, except the judgment of his Father, “who will not give his glory to another.” (Isaiah 42:8) It is the judgment of the Father that brings divine justice and victory, which Matthew proclaims as hope for the Gentiles.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 12:14-21.
Episode 293 Matthew 12:14-21. Subscribe: https://feeds.transistor.fm/the-bible-as-literature; Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Sneaky Snitch” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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