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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 17th August 2014

posted 16 Aug 2014, 15:42 by Patricia Stafford   [ updated 16 Aug 2014, 15:43 ]
 Jesus left Gennesaret and withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
Then out came a Canaanite woman from the district and started shouting, “Sir, Son of David, take pity on me. My daughter is tormented by a devil.”
vs.23  But he answered her not a word. And his disciples went and pleaded with him. “Give her what she wants,” they said “because she is shouting after us.”
vs.24  He said in reply, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the House of Israel.”
vs.25  But the woman had come up and was kneeling at his feet. “Lord,” she said “help me.”
vs.26  He replied, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the house dogs.”
vs.27  She retorted, “Ah yes, sir; but even house dogs can eat the scraps that fall from their master’s table.”
vs.28  Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, you have great faith. Let your wish be granted.” And from that moment her daughter was well again.