New Feature – The Text This Sunday

We are pleased to introduce Rosemary Booth and her reflections on the set Gospel texts from the Revised Common Lectionary. Just head to the page titled “The Text This Sunday.” 

1 thought on “New Feature – The Text This Sunday

  1. akismet-333148c5c2e674225136a85ccb9527ef June 13, 2013 — 8:05 am

    I enjoyed your commentary very much, Rosemary. When van Gennep coined the term ‘liminality’, he did so in the context of rites of passage. As in this text, so many of Jesus’ encounters offer people a passage into a new identity, a new world, a new way of being. He opened so many thresholds for crossing. What did Jesus mean to the woman? Obviously a great deal. And why? Perhaps in that harsh, legalistic environment, his open acceptance, farsightedness and extraordinary compassion spoke to her deepest heart, where she longed to be the woman of her dreams, a giver of precious ointment, a person who counted for something.
    Thank you for opening this up.
    Denis Ladbrook

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