Monday, March 05, 2007
The divine cold shoulder
I think Weedon is so right about the value of Matthew 15:21-28, the story of the Canaanite woman whom Jesus rebuffs. Here is a bit of what he wrote:
Yes, it seems sometimes when a Christian is just beginning to walk the path, God drops answers to prayers down on us almost before we can say the "Amen." But the Church in her wisdom teaches: "Don't get used to it." Instead, recognize that God will try and stretch your faith. Just as he did to the Canaanite woman. The message is clear: Don't give up on him when he feels so cold and distant.
Read it all at his blog.