• Gospel of Matthew - Get behind me Satan!

    24 days ago - By Happy Catholic

    Matthew 16:20-23
    This is the passage in which Jesus begins to tell the disciples that he must go to Jerusalem, suffer, and be killed. Peter rebukes him - shocking in itself for a disciple to rebuke his master - and Jesus says to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan."
    This has always seemed fairly straight forward to me - a real "stop tempting me" moment. I liked what William Barclay says, in this speculative lectio divina thinking about what may have come to Jesus' mind, connecting it to when he was tempted by Satan himself.
    Source We must try to catch the tone of voice in which Jesus speaks. He...
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