That Syrophonecian woman
This weeks gospel reading is a hard reading. It is hard to justify what Jesus says to the Syrophonecian woman. It is hard to understand what this says about Jesus. So I offer this poem which might capture some of the spirit we see and hear in the Syrophonecian woman.
I asked God if it was okay to be melodramaticand she said yesI asked her if it was okay to be shortand she said it sure isI asked her if I could wear nail polishor not wear nail polishand she said honeyshe calls me that sometimesshe said you can do just exactlywhat you want toThanks God I saidAnd is it even okay if I don’t paragraphmy lettersSweetcakes, God saidwho knows where she picked that upwhat I’m telling you isYes Yes Yes