Sarcasm, Crumbs and Jesus
“Where you live should not decide / whether you live or whether you die
Three to a bed / Sister Ann, she said / Dignity passes by
And you speak of signs and wonders / but I need something other
I would believe if I was able / but I’m waiting on the crumbs from your table”
Scripture Reading: Matthew 15:21-28
In our passage, Jesus had mercy on a faith-filled woman who fell outside the scope of his mission. The irony is that, thanks to Jesus’ ministry and sacrifice, no person can fall outside the scope of Jesus’ mission. Everyone is a part of the mission – both to help fulfill it and to be fulfilled by it. So take some time this week to look for those who might need the “crumbs from your table”: a kind gesture, a smile, a five-dollar bill, a plate of homemade cookies. Give in small ways and, in so doing, you’ll help fulfill Jesus’ mission in your community.
Ask questions, share thoughts and wrestle together about your experiences from the material this week.