February 2014

SHALL WE USE THE JEWS?

Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 13:31

In church today the readings lent themselves to an unfortunate comparison.  First, in the Hebrew Bible, we heard about the commandments given to Moses; then we heard in the Gospel of Matthew how Jesus took the commandments further, deeper -- from external legalities to instructions for the heart.  How many preachers will see how, pairing the readings in such a way, sets the Jews up to be used as foils?