Wednesday, June 08, 2011

John 4:27 misogyny

Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”

And Christianity is often accused of misogyny! This particular woman was a Samaritan and almost certainly a serial adulterer yet Jesus thought her worth speaking to and offering her the message of salvation. The disciples by now had recognized the authority of Jesus and knew that what he did might shatter old beliefs but still it was right. Jesus sees individuals, not categories. Do we?

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