When we look at the world, intuitively, we betray Matthew’s admonition against judgment, assessing and interpreting people and texts based on our presuppositions. Instead of seeing everything through the lens of God’s teaching, we trust the lamp of our human eyes, which presents the world to us in darkness.
Thankfully, the preaching of John the Baptist—made up entirely of God’s words—can’t be seen. So no matter how flawed your vision, as long as you open your ears, there is hope. In this sense, the Lord’s refrain, “what did you go out to see,” is ominous: you were called to hear, why do you still trust your eyes?
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 11:7-10
Episode 287 Matthew 11:7-10 Subscribe: feedpress.me/the-bible-as-literature; Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Fuzzball Parade” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
What is The Bible as Literature?
Each week, Dr. Richard Benton, Fr. Marc Boulos and guests discuss the content of the Bible as literature. On Tuesdays, Fr. Paul Tarazi presents an in-depth analysis of the biblical text in the original languages.