John Foley, SJ
Food for Dogs?
The Canaanite woman cries out for help and Jesus, at first, will not even talk to her. The disciples demand that he send her away..
Ron Rolheiser, OMI
The Tyranny of Program
Is a false use of authority still blocking the full compassion of the gospel and giving God a bad name?
If Jesus was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel, why not just send this Gentile woman away, as the disciples wanted him to do?
The Gospel can make Jesus and his disciples look quite guilty of prejudice and selective charity.
Beyond the Boundaries
We should pray that the walls crumble, those which prejudice raises between us.
Is God’s house open to just a few people or all people? Did the chosen folks have to wrestle with that idea?
all I ask is that you talk to me
tell me why you are sad