I think she shuts herself off to Jesus’ request because looking at someone else’s vulnerability puts her too much in mind with her own. Maybe seeing the weaknesses of others reminds her painfully of her own failings. She can’t bear another person’s burdens when she has so many of her own.
This fall, I went to a Sunday school class at my home church which featured an interesting topic. The teacher asked us this question: “What if you had to protest […]