When Peter approaches Jesus to ask, “what then will there be for us,” (Matthew 19:27) his question betrays two sins: first, his belief that he has done the right thing, and, second, his expectation that he deserves a reward for his actions.
In his response, Jesus tests both Peter and the addressee of Matthew’s Gospel: is it a reward to be seated in power?
“But many who are first will be last; and the last, first.” (Matthew 19:30)
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 19:27-30.
Episode 340 Matthew 19:27-30; Music:
Pilot Error by Kevin MacLeod