One of These Things Is Not like the Other

The word scandal or stumbling block frequently occurs in Matthew—it’s as important for his book as the word “immediately” is in the Gospel of Mark. In light of the prohibition against causing others to stumble in chapter 18, those not following the original Greek text often assume that “to scandalize” is taboo. But throughout the story, Jesus himself repeatedly causes scandal. So what’s a good scandal? How can you tell it apart from the kind of scandal Jesus condemns in chapter 18? Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 18:7-10. Episode 331 Matthew 18:7-10; Music: Danger Storm by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4985-danger-storm License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

The word scandal or stumbling block frequently occurs in Matthew—it’s as important for his book as the word “immediately” is in the Gospel of Mark. In light of the prohibition against causing others to stumble in chapter 18, those not following the original Greek text often assume that “to scandalize” is taboo. But throughout the story, Jesus himself repeatedly causes scandal. So what’s a good scandal? How can you tell it apart from the kind of scandal Jesus condemns in chapter 18? 

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 18:7-10.

Episode 331 Matthew 18:7-10; Music:
Danger Storm by Kevin MacLeod

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