Any Jewish Scholars Out There?
So during the crucifixion narrative we see this verse about the veil in the temple being ripped from top to bottom. What I was wondering is who fixed it? Or at least who made another one and hung it back there? I am assuming that for the next couple of decades before the Romans finally trashed the temple they didn’t just go without a veil.
The reason I am asking because I think that is about as powerful of a metaphor as the veil being ripped apart. Think about this. God opened the way for everyone to have access to him, and then men put that veil back up again. "No thank you, God, we like our limited access if you don’t mind."
I am working on a sermon for Sunday night that I am tentatively calling "Sewing up the Veil". In this I am talking about how we as a church once we are on the inside tend to sort of lock the doors and while giving lip service to outreach actively try to keep out everyone who doesn’t look like us. It is like once we are on the inside we want to sew the veil back up so that no one else can get it.
These are still rudimentary thoughts (I have 2 more sermons before I get to Sunday night) but I was hoping maybe someone had some insight to what they did about the veil after it was torn.