In Matthew 15, a confrontation with leaders, a teaching about evil, and an encounter with a woman expose the true evil of abuse and violence.
Jesus, racism, and wrestling with violence
Proper 15A | Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28
With Jesus’s words Do not be afraid still ringing in their ears,
When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. After the people of that place recognized him, they sent word throughout the region and brought all who were sick to him, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.
Now, through 14 chapters, we’re getting the sense that this Jesus cat is a really big deal. He isn’t just a faith healer. He can control the storms and walk on water. And here, people are healed by touching the clothes he’s wearing!
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