No one was able to give him an answer, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions. – Mt 22:46
Psalm 1 • Psalm 90:1-17 • Deuteronomy 34:1-12 • Leviticus 19:1-18 • I Thessalonians 2:1-8 • Matthew 22:34-46
In Matthew 22, the normally reluctant Jesus is more ready than ever to reveal hints about his divinity. He begins with his rejection of the idolatrous coin in vv. 15-22, in vv. 29-33 he identifies himself closely with YHWH (the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob), in vv. 34-39 Jesus modifies the Law of Moses, and finally, in vv. 41-46, Jesus identifies himself with the one David called Lord in Psalm 110.
The time is coming when Jesus confrontation with the religious leaders in Jerusalem will come to a head. He is progressively revealing himself to be God’s unique Son, the one in whom all of God’s glory and authority dwells, and, the only one can redeem all humankind.
Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.