The Rending of the Veil

Passage:Matthew 27:11-54

Today is Palm Sunday, and we are reading the Passion narrative from the Gospel of Matthew. The moment Jesus dies a significant thing happens in the Temple in Jerusalem: the curtain which partitioned off the Holy of Holies was torn in two from top to bottom: the rending of the veil. This signifies that the barrier between God and his people has been removed. If we are to rightly understand the importance of this event, in light of Christ's death and resurrection, then we must be aware of three common mistakes we can make about this rending of the veil. Today we'll look at these three misunderstandings, so as to better know what happened and why.