“Lord, Please Open Our Eyes!”

Matthew 20:17-34

What Do You Want Me to Do for You?
Jesus nears Jerusalem and the final confrontation. In Mt, this is last teaching before he arrives. Mt tries to help us to see Jesus in his depth and reality, no simplistic cliché, and through Jesus to see the real world of God, his grace, challenge, radical difference from our ways of thinking, seeing. The last two episodes Mt tells are requests to Jesus. One from a mother for her sons about Jesus’ kingdom. The other from blind beggars at Jericho. Jesus focuses on “What do you want?” Mt wants us to think about them and Jesus’ responses.