Latter-day Saint scripture and teachings affirm that God loves all of His children and makes salvation available to all. God created the many diverse races and ethnicities and esteems them all equally.
The womanwhose little daughter was possessed by an impure spirit, came and fell at his feet. The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.
Jesus seems harsh toward the woman as he first denies her request for help for her daughter. He also appears to be condescending and denigrating of her as he says, "First let the children be fed, for it is not fitting to take the bread of the children and throw it to the dogs.
She is identified as "a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race.
In both Mark and Matthew, non-Jews are likened to "dogs," and a woman deeply concerned for her daughter's condition is brushed off until she herself prevails in her discourse with Jesus.
As to the manner of Jesus with women, he did not substitute uncritical deference for prejudice against women. He related to women as persons with words and dignity. In this story as elsewhere, Jesus is seen as capable of manifesting a critical stance toward woman, yet at the same time being respectful of her self-affirmation as she boldly countered his own remarks.
Several interpretations have been offered by theologians. Evelyn and Frank Stagg suggest three possibilities: Jesus could have been instructing his disciples, first assuming a familiar Jewish prejudice toward non-Jews, and then abandoning it as its unfairness was exposed.
The story may have served as an object lesson about prejudice to his disciples as a barrier is broken down between Jews and Gentiles. Jesus may have been testing the woman's faith.
Jesus' parting word to her is one of affirmation and acclaim.
She passed his test. There may have been a deep struggle within Jesus as he dealt with the claims of both Jew and Gentile. He had openness to Jews who were outside of accepted circles publicans, sinners, prostitutes. He also went out of his way to affirm Samaritans for example, the woman at the well.
As an ethnic group, Samaritans had mutual animosity with the Jews. It is clear that Jesus had to give himself unreservedly to Israel, and yet also to the rest of the world. Jesus may have been having a deep, honest struggle within himself over the claims of two worlds upon him.
He focuses on her faith, which Jesus later describes as "great". She expressed her faith that Gentiles have a share in salvation, confessing that his messiahship transcends human segregations of Jew, Gentile, man or woman. She was his first convert in the "Gentile world". A tension between the two sisters over roles [Lk.
Kitchen and study[ edit ] Only Luke relates the story of tension between Martha and Mary on the occasion of the visit of Jesus to their home. Finally she openly shared her feelings, stood over Jesus who was either seated or reclining, and complained: Tell her to help me! Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.
She sat at the feet of Jesus and was listening to his teaching and religious instruction. Jewish women were not permitted to touch the Scriptures; they were not taught the Torah, although they were instructed in accordance with it for the proper regulation of their lives.
A rabbi did not instruct a woman in the Torah. Mary choose the "good part," but Jesus related it to her in a teacher-discipleship relationship. He admitted her into "the study" and commended her for her choice.Click here to download the Foundation Discussion Starters..
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