In a typical Disney movie, the writers present a protagonist-coming-of-age who faces adversity (usually an identity crisis, an injustice, or both) discovers who they are, overcomes their challenge, and then, finally, realizes their true destiny…as king, queen, or a special person of sorts who can change the world. These stories are popular because they soothe our ego with reassurances of our self-importance and unique value. From the perspective of Scripture, they’re the worst kind of lie. In the ancient world, it was bad enough that kings and emperors believed in their unique value and special destiny. Now everyone is a Caesar in their own right. Yikes! Thankfully, the Matthean genealogy not only disbelieves David’s destiny but works actively to subvert it.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 1:4-6.
Episode 223 Matthew 1:4-6; “Mistake the Getaway” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com (http://incompetech.com/)) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/
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