Scripture Notes – Sunday 16th August 2020

Dear friends,  Jesus and the Canaanite Woman This short story was important to both Mark and Matthew. It is often appreciated today because of the chutzpah of the woman herself and because Jesus is shown changing his mind (cf. Luke 24:22!!). For a long time, it has seemed to me to be a story of “retrospective permission” i.e. validating a later church practice (the inclusion fo the Gentiles) by retrojecting a story into the ministry of Jesus (who met…