Bantering with the Lord

What is it about Jesus that he cannot escape notice when he enters someone’s house?  Is it his stature, personality or even his speech?  Or does he radiate something so bright, something so other worldly that people have to take notice?  Whatever it is, this Jesus attracts the woman from modern day Lebanon whose daughter needs a deliverance.  Despite what might seem to be some strong language from Jesus, she banters with the Lord.  In fact, she is one of the first to name him “Lord.”  In the end, Jesus answers her prayers.  The lesson?  Don’t stop bantering with the Lord.

(inspiration from Bishop Richard J. Sklba, Fire Starters)

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