Perhaps most remarkable, is that Jesus seems to repent, to change his mind, to embrace a more expansive view of God and his mission than he had when she first approached him. Her canny, gutsy, won't-give-up reply is good news to Jesus, and an example of a mother's faith. Are we, like Jesus, able hear the voice of God when it speaks in a surprising voice?
This Sunday, God reaches out for us, with Rev. Gordon Huff leading a service of holy communion.
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
85 Wayne Street (btwn Barrow & Jersey Aves)
Downtown Jersey City
Image: Jesus and the Syrophoenician woman, artist unknown.