The Embrace

see Proper 15 (year A)


She is a woman. A foreigner. A pagan. Unclean.

He belongs to the chosen people.

She has means, independence, and a crackling intelligence.

He is an illegitimate, itinerant rabbi.

She has a daughter possessed by a demon. She needs him.

He is on a purposeful but limited mission.

She is everything he most despises and fears.

He’s in for a major breakthrough.

She knows it.

He’s about to embrace his inner pagan, feminine, unclean, wealthy, witty, maternal, inner self.

And love us more than even he ever thought possible.



2 Responses to “The Embrace”

  1. Chris Says:

    Love is bigger than us all!

  2. Wendy Says:

    I love the idea that Jesus, by healing this woman’s daughter, is embracing his pagan, feminine, witty, unclean self. Oh, I feel that those words were chosen to describe me. Maybe Jesus will embrace me too.

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