1. It’s interesting to read your take on that story.

    When I was very young and heard this story the thing I came away with was that Jesus ‘felt the power go out of him’ – and I always felt frustration with that woman because everyone else was waiting patiently and asking permission, etc. while she just barged in, and touched him without waiting her turn.


    Can you tell I was type A even as a child? Rules People! We have rules!

    I’ve never actually thought of the story any different as an adult than I did as a child… I still found myself miffed that she would do that.

    But now, it’s interesting to see someone elses’ view of the situation and find it’s totally different than mine. 😉

  2. Isn’t that interesting? I don’t think I ever would have come up with the view you have of this story… but then, like you said, I had this view of this woman when I was younger, and the image never left me. [and I am a big “rules” person myself! ;-)]

    Now, the question is, how do you feel about the woman who had to beg Jesus to heal her daughter, and He told her it wasn’t right to take the food from the children and give it to their little dogs?

    See, that’s a story that I can’t read without getting irritated. I know everyone praises her for her faith and humility, but I just get all upset… oooh. I better not get started on that one.

    Thanks for writing!

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