When the disciples of John ask why the disciples of Jesus do not fast, they betray their disregard for the Lord’s unique station as the Messiah and earthly representative of the Father. Jesus is their king who brings the Law of the Kingdom. As the Bridegroom, he is the head of the feast and the reason for the gathering. He is also the only person able to do what that Law requires. As such, the only reason to mourn in his presence is if you do not like what he has to say.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss the Gospel of Matthew 9:14-17.
Episode 273 Matthew 9:14-17; “Leaving Home” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/
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