Lethargic IITian
Musings of a 20-something lethargic IITian on India and Catholicism.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004  

Matthew 9

Chapters 8 and 9 comprise the narrative section of the third part of Matthew (which follows a traditional Old Testament-style narration-followed-by-teaching structure).

One verse that might get a little overlooked at the first pass is 9.8:

When the crowds saw this they were struck with awe and glorified God who had given such authority to human beings.

In Matt 18:18, Christ entrusts the power of forgiveness (and hence the sacrament of reconciliation) to his Apostles. Perhaps these verses anticipate them, or look at an audience already familiar with this sacrament.

posted by Kensy | 3:14 PM
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Hinduism as a religion
Pederasty and the American Church
Caste in Indian Christianity
Syro-Malabar engagements
Syro-Malabar weddings
Divine Retreat Centre
Varsha Bhosle and Ideological Relativism
Anti-Conversion Ordinance and the Church stance
Self-Righteous Rightism
The Hindutva Attack on St. Francis Xavier
Varsha Bhosle and the Church (U-turn)
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