14 Thu Feb 2019
The Woman who Taught Jesus
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For 14 February 2019, Thursday of week 5 in Ordinary Time, based on Mark 7:24-30
Jesus set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, â€œLet the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the childrenâ€™s food and throw it to the dogs.â€ But she answered him, â€œSir, even the dogs under the table eat the childrenâ€™s crumbs.â€ Then he said to her, â€œFor saying that, you may goâ€”the demon has left your daughter.â€ So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
09 February 2019 @ 3:11 am
Iâ€™m sorry, but I find this title a bit strange. Christ is God, so how may he be taught?
12 February 2019 @ 8:44 am
Thanks again Nick for a great reflection. God bless Liz
15 February 2019 @ 1:38 am
Thank you…. it reinforces my hope that my grand children who are not baptized also have God’s divine life in them and can/will experience His loving mercy. Isn’t Christ in everything?