“This level of listening is, for me, the sign of Jesus’ divinity. Only God listens so well. He allowed the Canaanite to speak to him and he listened to what she had to say. He allowed himself to be astounded by it and to learn — and he made the change at lightning speed.”
“In the theatre of public shaming, the woman ‘ups the ante’ by coming and kneeling before Jesus. This isn’t someone who honours God with their lips but whose heart is far from God; she worships Him with ‘heart, soul and mind’ and in so doing detonates a theological bombshell.”
What can the story of Joseph, sold into Egypt, tell us about God’s actions in our own lives?
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