Even Jesus closest followers did not get it.
They expect a political messiah. Jesus was clearly a messiah. Therefore his goals had to
be political. They were his followers, so when he reestablished the
Who would be first? Peter? James? John?
Jesus must have known that in the centuries to come similar arguments would beset it. Many of the apostles successors didnt get it either.
Fr. Greeley's Last Book:
Once there was a great high school volley ball team. The young women just destroyed all their opponents. The news papers wrote great stories about how good they were and now they always played as a team and how their were no rivalries among them. The kids took it very seriously. Were great they kept saying, but were great as a team.
HOWEVER, each one began to think they were the best and that the others were hangers on. Then they stopped talking to one another. Still they kept winning and the media kept saying what a great TEAM they were. Well they were until the championship game. Then each young woman thought that all the others were hot dogging and they became very angry.
Their opponent destroyed them. Each one was still convinced shed make all state.
Who did? You know the answer None of them.
8 the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the
heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
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