There are two stories left in the Gospel of Matthew – and they provide a contrast to each other.
In the first story the powers of the world are working to preserve their position. The fact of the resurrection does not matter – it is about keeping the status that you have, and covering each others backs, no matter what the cost.
In the second story Jesus Christ tells His followers that He has ALL authority, all power – He is the world’s true Lord. AND He will always be with them – which gives them power and authority. They are to use this power not for prestige or position, but to tell the world that Jesus is Lord, and to bring the world into a right relationship with Him, and join in on the mission of God in this world – to bring the world back on track with the Creator.
Two stories – which one are you in? Are you part of the mission with Christ, or playing the position game of the world?