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He restored the man to a relationship with the living God. Then, of course there was the obvious matter of physical healing. Jesus simply spoke and it was done. In full view of the scowling, gape-mouthed teachers on the front row, the man picked up his mat and walked. This was not in his own power, but by the very same power and authority that forgave his sin. He walked away healed by Jesus—whole from the inside out. And all because four faith-filled friends were willing to do whatever it took to get their brother to Jesus.
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The love and faith and expectancy of these men grips my heart. The compassion and response and power of Jesus at seeing their faith in ridiculous measure fills me with awe. I want to be like that. Being used by God. Never giving up on the lost. Doing whatever it takes.
And receiving that incredible nod from Jesus in response to my faith on behalf of the lost. Let me share three notes of encouragement for you as you consider this kind of faith as well: Just get them to Jesus.
The moment Jesus came to town, I believe these guys gave up on giving up. No doctor could cure their friend, but the arrival of Jesus changed everything. As you and I are obedient to share the good news and advance the kingdom, we will also face opposition and have some awkward moments. We are called to take the kingdom wherever He has called us to take the kingdom.
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Carry the mat and never give up! When the Lord says to do it, just do it. God needs your faith and feet to carry the mat and tear off the roof.
God partners with us to take part in his miraculous work. Only Jesus Christ has the authority to forgive sins and to heal, but the vehicle He has chosen to carry His message of forgiveness and healing is us. We are the ones God has chosen in this day and age to believe and bring the gospel to our communities. God responds to ridiculous faith for the lost. Jesus shows us in this story that inheriting bias is inevitable, but holding onto it is a choice.
There is no end to the wonderful ironies in this reading, not least that it is actually Mark, the writer of the gospel, who is the real hero, since he can see more clearly than Jesus did at the time the importance of this lesson. And it is not too difficult to read the agenda of this commentator: The goal here is less for us to be like Jesus so much as to be like the commentator.
We can perhaps forgive this approach, knowing that the author is a third-year undergraduate in law not theology at Harvard.
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But others take a similar line: Jesus uttered an ethnic slur. Rather she comes to him in the most human way possible, desperate and pleading for her daughter. And he responds by dehumanizing her with ethnic prejudice, if not bigotry.
In our modern terms, we know that power plus prejudice equals racism… Rather than being part of the solution to ethnic prejudice, Jesus seems to be very much part of the problem, according to this story.
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This, I think, is the great lesson of the Syrophoenician woman. It teaches us the dynamics of power and prejudice, of how even the best of humanity — the Incarnation himself — can get caught up in systems of oppression, in a culture of supremacy. Even Jesus did that. Come and join us for the second Festival of Theology on Wednesday October 17th!
The more I think about it, the more alarming this reading is. Apart from its extraordinary historical ignorance Jewish culture was in a position of power and dominance over against Graeco-Roman pagan culture—really?! An editorial note at the end of the piece suggests that writer ordained in the Episcopal Church in the US is aware of some of the difficulties here.
A rather witty post from a Catholic priest picks up some of the problems here: Know-it-all, I heard some theologian or other say that in the Gospel a few weeks ago the Syrophoenician woman who asked Jesus to heal her daughter ended up teaching Jesus to be more tolerant.
Is this possible that Jesus was a narrow-minded bigot who had to learn a thing or two from a Lebanese lady? Kay Nanite [see Matt Whoever said this must be just a pop theologian. Pop theologians always assume that their opinion is unquestionable, so they never question it themselves… Jesus left the throne He shared with His Father, taking off the prerogatives of divinity like a garment which He left on the heavenly throne.
He humbled himself for love of His Father and for love of us. He never ceased to be God, the Son of God. He never ceased to be the eternal second person of the Holy Trinity. He never ceased to be perfect, since the perfection of the God is sacrificial love.
In his humanity, Jesus certainly learned. The creator of the world learned carpentry form St. But he did not learn to be less racist from a Canaanite woman.