Jesus and Canonite woman

Echoes of synodal calling to listen

  1. Jesus was testing her; but use of such languages even for testing may not be so easily gel with the character of a person like Jesus. In this understanding, the woman’s faith passed over the test in flying colours.
  2. The woman brought to the consciousness of Jesus his universal mission. It is not true to say that he suddenly changed at that moment in his understanding of his mission, but that non-jewish (cananite to be precise) woman’s words were a harsh reminder for him. This theory can be accepted only if it takes the humanity of Jesus and his kenosis (emptying of the divinity) seriously. Just as he learned from Mary and Joseph, he also learned from others in the course of his life.
I may not agree that communication is everything, but second part is so true.

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arun simon

A Jesuit with all the crazyness… Loves Jesus…Loves church, but loves to challenge too… Loves post modern philosophy & Gilles Deleuze.. Loves deep conversations…