We continue our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ series today by reading Chapter 11 of St Matthew’s Gospel.
In this chapter the focus returns to John the Baptist who is in prison. He hears of Christ’s preaching and healing and sends his disciples to ask Jesus: “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?”.
Jesus tells them that there is no man born of woman who is greater than John the Baptist but puts this in context by reminding them that the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than John.
Jesus denounces the unrepentant cities where he has preached warning them that if they do not repent, on the day of judgement they will not be exalted in heaven.