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05.01.2010 HE IS A MOTHER

Posted under Reflections on January 4th, 2010 by

 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)
  • etc
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

04.01.2010 GOD ON HIS FEET

Posted under Reflections on January 3rd, 2010 by

"He went around all of Galilee, teaching in their synogogues"… Mt 4,23

God man Jesus seems to be on his feet.
For this he chooses Capernaum as his place of residence and 
easy to move around the villages and the coastal area.
As he is on his feet with his message his news reaches faster.
Response is still greater – people from all over the places flock to him,
not only from Galilee, because he is moving around Galilee only.
Seems to be a model missionary project.
He makes a move, but the message reaches far and wide
And the out come of it is all that he is able to preach the kingdom of God 
and do the kingdom of God (His healing ministry)
He is able to bring (on his feet=moving around) the kingdom through WORD and DEED.
 
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