A woman with a bad reputation came and washed my feet. The religious leaders present said among themselves that I must not be a prophet, for if I were I would have known what sort of woman she was, and by implication would not have tolerated contact with her. This exposes their faulty assumptions and reasoning. What if I really was a prophet and did know what sort of woman she was? This reframes the question and moves it to a higher level. I was able to minister to this woman by accepting her and receiving ministry from her even though I knew her reputation. Can you minister by receiving ministry the same way?
[leaving town for a few days]