On Tuesdays, Fr. Paul Tarazi presents an in-depth analysis of the biblical text in the original languages.
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 Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4216-pilot-error License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
In today’s program, Fr. Paul explains the “organic and not emotionally poetic oneness of the heavens and the earth” noting that the second creation narrative begins again with the mention of the waters. (Episode 129)