The Canaanite Woman’s Faith

“The Canaanite Woman’s Faith”
Matthew 15:21-28 in a couplet
Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Then Jesus went from that place and withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out, “Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is tormented by a demon.” But he did not say a word in answer to her. His disciples came and asked him, “Send her away, for she keeps calling out after us.” He said in reply, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But the woman came and did him homage, saying, “Lord, help me.” He said in reply, “It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” Then Jesus said to her in reply, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed from that hour.

Matthew 15:21-28

1 thought on “The Canaanite Woman’s Faith

  1. fdan

    Dear GMC, your reflection teaches us that when we receive a seemingly sterile word to ponder it into grace. Such a woman of faith! (And I mean, you.) Thank you for sharing your Love Of Christ with us.

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