Our text this morning may be one of the most difficult encounters with Jesus in the Gospels. Nothing about the way Jesus treats with the Canaanite woman seems to match our understanding of whom Jesus is. We know that Jesus is full of compassion, love, and mercy. We know that he answers the cries of all…
The Gospel According to Mark
There are only 2 instances in the Gospels where Jesus is amazed by the faith of an individual. Both were Gentiles. This passage is one of those instances.