God's Kingdom and the Strange Employer

Matthew 19:28-20:19

A Story with the Wrong Ending
Mt is describing the final stages of Jesus’ ministry as he is nearing Jerusalem and the final confrontation in the temple. In these sections Jesus says something that leaves his hearers (disciples) wondering – like that camel going through a needle’s eye: it’s hard for those ‘blessed’ with money to be saved (19:24). Here he tells a parable about the Kingdom of heaven – a wonderful example of the challenging way Jesus’ parables work...