When we approach Scripture with human presuppositions, we inevitably and systematically mishear the topic of a given book, dislocating God’s agency in the story and silencing his voice in our ears. If your premise is you, the tale distorts and twists itself into a parable about you. If your premise is your king (in the end, just another version of you), then the story becomes a lie about the importance of your human city and its people. However, if your premise is submission to the story’s premise—no matter how painful that premise is and no matter where it may lead—then there is hope that the Gospel’s escape into the wilderness in Matthew could also mean freedom for you.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 28:1-8.
Episode 423 Matthew 28:1-8; Music:
Take the Lead by Kevin MacLeod