Monday, August 15, 2011

Who do people say that the Son of Man is?

My friend and brother in ministry, the Rev. Steve Pankey has posted this helpful and provocative reflection on this week's gospel reading...read the excerpt below and go on over to his blog, Draughting Theology, to read the rest...

Who do people say that the Son of Man is? 
It is a clunky sentence, that question from Jesus. Does he mean, "Who are people saying is the Son of Man?" Does he mean, "Who are people saying I am?" Is he looking for affirmation? Has his encounter with the Canaanite woman brought up real questions of identity in Jesus?
It is a clunky sentence, that question from Jesus, but it is far weightier than its clunkiness would lead us to believe.
 From Steve Pankey's "Draughting Theology"

1 comment:

spankey said...

thanks for the shout out Brother! I hope all is well for you up there in God's country.