Sep 6

This week we find an astounding encounter in Mark’s gospel between Jesus and a foreign woman. There are many nuances in the story but on the surface Jesus calls and treats the woman like a dog. The encounter is not what we expect of Jesus but if we look deep both Jesus and the woman are concerned about issues of justice. While they begin at loggerheads they find the feisty encounter produces a new and unforeseen reality – healing is found, the gospel is shared, good news is no longer the sole domain of Jewish people but God’s abundance is for all.

Sermon – 6th September, 2009 (pdf)