Patterico's Pontifications

8/30/2020

Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 22

Filed under: Bach Cantatas,General,Music — Patterico @ 9:47 am



It is the thirteeth Sunday after Pentecost. Today’s Bach cantata is “Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe” (Jesus gathered the twelve to Himself):

Today’s Gospel reading is Matthew 16:21-28:

Jesus Predicts His Death

From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.

Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”

Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.

“Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”

The text of today’s piece is available here. It contains these words:

Jesus gathered the twelve to Himself and spoke:

– Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all will be fulfilled, that is written of the Son of Man.

– However they understood nothing and did not know what that saying was.

My Jesus, draw me after You,
I am ready, I want to leave here
and go to Jerusalem to Your passion.
It is a good thing when I can understand
the importance of this time of suffering and
death thoroughly, as my consolation!

Happy listening! Soli Deo gloria.

10 Responses to “Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 22”

  1. Thank you for a spot that encourages reflection and prayer when so many days are dark.

    Simon Jester (da4900)

  2. its striking even the apostles were missing the point, did they not see isiah as relevant to these circumstance,

    bolivar de gris (7404b5)

  3. “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

    The Last Temptation.

    nk (1d9030)

  4. its striking even the apostles were missing the point,

    Seemed like they missed the point a lot until after Pentecost.

    Hoi Polloi (dc4124)

  5. Gotta leave something for the Holy Spirit to do.

    nk (1d9030)

  6. But then this is the way it had to be play out, as it was foretold in isiah.

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  7. you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

    Ah, the crux of the matter for the natural man: we observe our world and lives through a limited earthly view rather than seeing the long, eternal view. What a difference the lens from which we observe the world can make.

    Dana (292df6)

  8. And I did not mean that sacrilegiously but humorously believing. I am also very grateful this day, because this morning we got good news that could have been very bad news.

    nk (1d9030)

  9. I’m glad your news was good, nk.

    I don’t think the Holy Spirit is ever in danger of running out of material. If anything, I think the He continually pesters the Boss for a raise: Yeesh, there is no end to the folly and frailty of your creations. This tranformational work is exhausting!!

    Dana (292df6)

  10. Simon Jester (da4900) — 8/30/2020 @ 9:49 am

    I echo Simon’s gratitude! Also, I appreciate all the comments being made.

    felipe (023cc9)


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