Human and Divine – Reflection on Mark 12:35-37
Jesus, as the Messiah, is Lord to David (as Son of God) in this reading and in the Gospel of Matthew is also a descendant of David. St. Paul repeats that we are sons and daughters of the Father. As the Son of God and son of man (Joseph and Mary), He is fully Divine and fully human. Jesus is preparing us as sons and daughters of God as members of the delighted crowd to witness the Old Testament fulfilled. We know that evil has been put under His feet with His death and resurrection. Undoubtedly you have also defeated evil with God’s help. As servants of God, we are joyful that we have a great king not of this world but rather of the kingdom of heaven. Filled with the Holy Spirit, we can learn to appreciate and utilize our human and divine dualities as we accept the merging within.
The Question about David’s Son
35 While Jesus was teaching in the temple, he said, “How can the scribes say that the Messiah is the son of David? 36 David himself, by the Holy Spirit, declared,
‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at my right hand,
until I put your enemies under your feet.”’
37 David himself calls him Lord; so how can he be his son?” And the large crowd was listening to him with delight.
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this Mark 12:35-37 Reflection – Human and Divine.
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