Our Gospel reading this morning contains what has been described as a very difficult passage for our understanding of Jesus. Did Jesus get it wrong? Regardless of the answer to that question, there is no doubt that the Kingdom of God is enlarged as a result of the encounter between the Canaanite women and Jesus! There are certain features of this woman’s behaviour we can reflect upon this morning. She was not shy; she was not swayed; she was not stopped; and in the end she was satisfied. May she be an inspiration to us today as we never forget that God’s Kingdom is always bigger than what we think!
Reverend Jennie Savage