Mark 6:6-8:21 - A Deaf Man Hears God's Great Message

Crumbs from the Table

Crumbs from the Table

Image – Rory Grant
Mark 7:24-30

By the time we reach chapter seven of Mark's Gospel, Jesus’s fame as a healer and miracle worker is starting to get out of control. He runs away to Tyre to find some peace and quiet, but it doesn’t take long for people to track him down. In the midst of this madness Jesus encounters a woman desperate with worry for her daughter. She's not a child of Israel. She's an outsider. A nobody. In his frustration Jesus dismisses her rudely, but her heart's desire is greater than his need for privacy and quiet. Her daughter is more important than her dignity. “Even dogs gather the crumbs from under the Master's table.” In God's church here in Aotearoa New Zealand, it's easy for us to forget that we are insiders, it's easy to forget our privilege. It is easy to dismiss the heart's desire of those around us. Who is it that gathers the crumbs from our table?
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