Woman or Mother?
Was Christ Rude to Mary?
Q: Why does Christ refer to his mother Mary as “Woman” at the wedding of Cana, and at His crucifixion when He gives her to John? JD
A: Well spotted! It’s highly significant, and the answer touches the heart of the Gospel. Here’s the scriptures you cite, Jn. 2:3-4, 19:26-27 KJV;
And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
Woman: Not Mother
Notice the written word of God designates Mary as His mother, yet Jesus referred to her as woman; which can sound disrespectful, or even rude, to our ears.
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