The First Will Be Last

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/

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/

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