Monday, December 12, 2011

Advent Reflection #14

In Matthew's gospel, the genealogy is not specific in terms of the actual numbers of levels or generations, but it is a rhetorical and memory device, marking the Jewish history into three periods.  Abraham to David, David to exile, exile to Christ.  Luke even more want us in real time, not Jewish time alone.  it seems to me that anyone who denies the existence of Jesus Christ on the earth in history really would have to deny anyone's existence prior to modern times.  Faith is not a blind leap.  It is a step forward.

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