Gospel Mt 15:21-28
Our Deacon preached on this Sunday's Gospel of the Canaanite woman with the sick child and tried to draw on the theme of prejudice; which was fine but it sounded like he was tip toeing around an issue: Was Jesus being prejudice?
|Here we see clearly Jesus rejecting this woman. Now the gospel says that Jesus had come only for the lost of the sheep of Israel, and has no time for a Canaanite, and woman for that matter.|
|And in this the painter wants us to see the child on her sick bed, still Jesus does not seem in too much of a hurry to help.|
But even here there is something. In the past when this Gospel was preached it is the woman's response that is the subject of the homily, the: “Even dogs eat scraps that fall from their master’s table.”
I had one priest call this response witty but humble. Excuse me?! Was he reading the same Scripture passage? Witty. Yes. Humble? No. She is saying: "Look Jesus, I know you don't like me too much but I know you are Lord, I believe, but still you are treating me like a dog! Why?" There is nothing humble in her response it is a direct statement to Jesus: I am just as worthy as everyone else!
It is clear that she touches Jesus' heart and her daughter is healed! Soopermexican takes offense at the statement:It is clear that she touches Jesus' heart Here is my response