Religion & Spirituality
Demanding Mercy (Chad Brekke 8/20/17)
The woman we meet in the gospel today had no business believing that Jesus would bother to help her in her time of need. Remember that humiliated woman who snuck up behind Jesus just to reach out and touch the hem of his garment? Yeah, this is not that woman! The Canaanite woman we meet today demands a blessing. The disciples are so annoyed they ask Jesus to send her away. But Jesus sees something in this foreign woman in need, something he has been searching for. Something he wants you to have as well.
Scripture: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; Matthew 15:10-28
Song: "Shelter From The Storm" by Bob Dylan
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