Saturday, March 05, 2011

"The irony and mystery could not be greater."

Studying for tomorrow's message on the Last Supper:

"There is irony in the betrayal's sacred setting: a meal commemorating deliverance is also a meal that points to a sacred death.  The moment is emotional on several levels: Jesus is about to be given over to the nation, and the disciples celebrate the nation's freeing by God.  The irony and the mystery could not be greater."

-Darrell Bock, Luke in the BECNT series, pg. 1709.