posted by: Joan | on: Thursday, 22 June 2017, 13:51
At a recent communion service, we heard the reading taken from Matthew’s Gospel Ch22 starting at v: 34: in which we are told of the Pharisees and the Sadducees asking Jesus questions in order to plot against him. They asked Jesus what was the greatest commandment of all and after Jesus had replied that it was to love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself it seems that they dare not ask him any more questions. Why were they afraid to ask Jesus any more questions? Asked our Minister who was leading the service.
She then went on the tell us a short story involving a young female student she knows saying that while in class, one of the young male students made a remark to the class and lady tutor saying he didn’t think there should be any more talk of ‘feminism’ today as women were now equal to men… The female students were aghast at this young man’s remark and turned to each other in disbelief however, the lady tutor quite calmly pointed out to the young man that even today many millions of women are still treated like second class citizens. She continued by reminding him of how many young women are forced to marry at a young age, millions of women are refused education, in some countries thay are not allowed to drive, millions are forced to hid away during menstruation, many women are refused entry to the priesthood, and equality in the workplace and wages are still below that of men. Our Minister asked the young girl student if the young man had replied to the tutor and if he had asked her any questions. The young girl said no! there was nothing more for him to ask…
And so it must have been with Jesus… Jesus was so familiar with the ancient scriptures and so knowledgeable in the laws of God and the land that, like the Lady Tutor in our story, they didn’t dare ask any more questions, as there was nothing further to ask. Joan Vine.
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