Originally posted by cloudyday
Originally posted by Gridrebel
Matthew 15:24 has always bothered me.
24 But He answered and said, “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
That verse always bugged me a little bit too. Of course the whole section shows that Jesus does finally help the woman. Maybe He wanted to teach his disciples that a parent's love for a child is greater than pride?
The Faith of a Canaanite Woman
21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”
23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”
25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
28 Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.
Faith of the Canaanite Women
A horribly condescending situation. Jesus simply responded to the woman's humbleness, which he took as flattery in his narcissism. Narcissists are suckers for foot kissers.
The woman endorsed his position, he was flattered by it and she turned him around. Very simple.
edit on 14-6-2012 by TheFogHorn because: (no reason given)