And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them,… Mark 6,34
Compassion is a motherly quality.
In Hebrew culture and particularly in Hebrew
language the word for compassion is REHEM
The same word REHEM has another meaning
which is womb.
Womb is distinctively a motherly organ.
And man does not have one.
Man has all the other organs either the very same organ or complementary organ
when compared with a woman.
Womb – man does not have.
A woman who does not bear a child is as good as a man
because womb in her, does not fulfill its purpose.
So womb is a motherly organ and its qualities are:
- it respects life
- allows life to grow
- nourishes the life
- constant care
- continuous protection for life
- 24 hrs feeding and breathing (even while the mother is sleeping)
That is what Jesus expresses when he has compassion on the people.
The disciples want the people to care for, by themselves.
But Jesus cares for them, feeds them, respects their lives etc.
Yes, He is a mother to them when he has compassion on them
HE IS A MOTHER