Everyday Faces

Woman, you have great ifaith! Let your wish be granted

Matthew 15:28
Isaiah 56:1,6-7; Psalms 67:2-3,5-6,8; Romans 11:13-15,29-32; Matthew 15:21-28

Recalling his past life, a man from Washington, D.C. said, “I somehow managed to become homeless for the first time in my life”…

“I was in this room with about a hundred guys. You could hear them coughing and turning as they tried to get comfortable for the night. It got a little quieter, and then, somewhere from out of the darkness a voice said, ‘Our Father who art in Heaven…’ and the entire dormitory joined in. At the end of the prayer, another voice began, ‘Now I lay me down to sleep…’ Even now, years later, I get goosebumps thinking of it. That minute, I realized that whoever we are, the Lord is wherever we are. I could feel him in the shelter, like never before. And he replaced my fears with peace, and now I see Him every day in my brothers and sisters, wherever I go.”1

In today’s Gospel Lesson, a Canaanite woman pleads with Jesus for help. “Sir, Son…

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