Whatever term we use to describe it, be it “worldly,” “earthly,” “materialistic,” or the more precise biblical phrase, “of the flesh,” the fact is, the way we think and speak is dominated and controlled by our fears and desires. We fear judgment, so our hands bend the commandment into a cultural bludgeon. We desire comfort, so our minds twist the written gospel into an amorphous oral tradition, accessible over a cup of coffee without disciplined study or memorization. As such, we find ourselves safe and sound inside our borders, under our flags, while others burn. The exact opposite of St. Paul in 1 Corinthians, we are comfortable and cozy while others hunger and thirst. In light of Matthew 25, it’s no wonder we believe that wrought memorization is a waste of time.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 25:41-46
Episode 391 Matthew 25:41-46; Music:
Feral Angel Waltz (feat. Alexander Nakarada) by Kevin MacLeod
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