In the book of Genesis, the sons of Cain seek divine status and an artificial life forged in everlasting stone. In Matthew, Jesus, like the sons of Adam in Genesis 5, is humanized and weakened on the Cross. The line of Cain ends in the abomination of human kingship; in the Crucifixion, Jesus is humiliated in front of everyone to make it clear that no human being may sit on his Father’s throne. At that moment, God looked upon the Suffering Servant, his anointed, and proclaimed, “Son of Adam, say to the house of Israel:”
“Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel.” (Ezekiel 37:12)
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 27:51-53.
Episode 419 Matthew 27:51-53; Music:
String Impromptu Number 1 by Kevin MacLeod
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