Trapped by the Reformation and endless reactions against it, it’s difficult for contemporary Christians to escape ongoing and silly theological debates about grace and salvation. Everyone cheapens the Master’s grace by treating it either as a free pass or as some mystical force that controls their lightsaber. The only way to understand grace is the way the writers of the New Testament use it—as the currency of the Pater Familias, who approaches his underlings with an offer they can’t refuse—a gift free of charge, with a charge.

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 26:47-50.

Episode 402 Matthew 26:47-50; Music:

Trio for Piano Violin and Viola by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4546-trio-for-piano-violin-and-viola

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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