There is neither Jew nor Greek (Gentile), there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
The general mindset of humanity did not (and does not) see God as a Father. This is what threw off the religious types, and even (I feel) shocked the Disciples and others. The Pharisees could not fathom how Jesus could associate with “sinners and tax-collectors” because they had an “us and them” mentality to life. Jesus even accused them of holding back the Kingdom of Heaven:
Jesus saw through the Pharisees and accosted them throughout and the Gospels. The Pharisees did not want to let go of their identity in themselves, the Law, and their own self works of false-righteousness; as well as their identity as children of Abraham and Moses, not as a Child of their Father. And in their deception, became children of the devil ( ).
[Christ] being the brightness of [God's] glory, and the exact reproduced image of His nature and being, so upholding all things by the word of His power; when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down by the right hand of the Majesty on High.
Jesus used this term of “great faith” with a Canaanite / Greek (Syrian of Phoenicia) woman as well, when He healed her daughter with a demon:
Anything that is a religion of pleasing others or pleasing God, is not the Gospel and is not Christian. There is nothing we can do to please or displease God; it is through His Grace and Faith of Jesus Christ. And because they did this for all humanity, it is a Gift! He redeemed all to Himself through Christ; Jesus Christ also bearing through His Stripes our sicknesses and diseases.
What is the heart of God towards humanity then in detail—especially in a world where we see strife, sickness, disease, turmoil, hate, love, kindness, generosity, greed, pain, suffering, and joy? Does He even care about our well-being, or is He just sitting back laughing at our misfortune (mocking us in our pain)? Is He angry with us, pouring wrath on us when we don’t meet His expectations? How can He be a Loving God when there is evil in the world—are Him and the devil a team to bring confusion on us?