We come to the end of “Trinity season” with a story to go with the sacrament that gives one of those points that remind me of when the professor would say “and if you don’t get anything else out of this course…”.
Here is a pair of stories, presented as one story, and we see a common thread in both that make the two stories unite into one lesson. The ruler whose daughter had died had one thing in common with the woman who had been afflicted for 12 years. And the people who thought they were “helping” the ruler by getting the start on his daughter’s funeral didn’t have it – quite the contrary. Get that point and you get the point of what I’m trying to do for you.