The prominent place of food and meals in the Bible may be surprising to us fast-food and take-out eaters. Back in biblical times, gathering and preparing food took time and occupied a significant part of Israel’s life. The danger of famine (due to natural calamities or crop failure) gave special importance to food. Water was drawn from a well or spring, not a faucet or commercial bottle. Bread was baked from scratch, and beans and lentils simmered for hours.
A kneeling woman does not have far to fall, and by all rights Jesus' insult should have floored her on the spot.
"I don't know how to do this," I said to the nothingness. The Holy Spirit took it from there.