Jesus the Christ Chapter 30
I’d always been puzzled by Christ cursing the fig tree- while it makes for a nice parable, there’s still the matter of a dead tree. But I can wrap my head around Christ needing to show His disciples that He not only had power to bring souls back from the dead, but had the power to smite, should He choose to use it. With that knowledge, they would be more prepared, though perhaps more confused, for His surrender and non-use of that power. It just brings home more and more that He was the Savior who could have led them all into battle and freedom from the Romans, but had something so much bigger in mind.
I LOVE that the children recognize Jesus as the Christ and sing to Him. LOVE IT.
The information about the wedding garment was really thought provoking.
Thanks for that explanation, Maryanne, ’cause I still didn’t understand smiting the tree. That makes so much sense, that the apostles should know that He could if He chose to, and He was choosing not to. Not a lack of power, but a control of it. That’s deep…
I was just struck by the title, that He returned to the temple daily. I need to go to the temple more often.
I was struck by the title too. Even if it’s just a mental returning to the temple, I think it’s an important concept to ponder.