Smart as a Mom!

"Woman, you have great faith! Let your wish be granted"

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

Woman of Faith

An elementary school teacher tells of the morning she met a neighbor in the laundry room of their apartment building. “How’s your ten-year-old daughter doing in school?” she asked. “Well,” he said, “let’s put it this way: I was helping her with her homework last night when she looked up at me and said, ‘Dad, you’re almost as smart as a mom.'”

Indeed! Perhaps more important for that daughter is something that was again confirmed in a recent, well-regarded scientific study: All around the world, women are better empathizers than men. And no matter where they live in the world, no matter what their cultural or family influences, moms score high marks in this area of life. And we all know empathy is crucial for any parent who wants to provide tender, loving care for their children. -1

Today’s Gospel Lesson is the story of a woman trying desperately to provide her daughter with a mother’s tender, loving care. The mother is…

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