Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/080316.cfm
At that time Jesus 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.
What faith this woman had. If we all had this kind of faith, we could change the world in a heartbeat. What does it take to believe like this? It takes knowing who God is and what He can do, and most of all it takes believing that He WILL do what you ask. Do you have that kind of faith?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I put my faith in you and know that you will do whatever I ask in that faith. In Jesus’ holy name, I give you thanks and praise, Amen!
The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock.