How Great is Your Faith?
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For 16 August 2020, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, based on Matthew 15:21â€“28
Â Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, â€œHave mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.â€ But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, â€œSend her away, for she keeps shouting after us.â€ He answered, â€œI was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.â€ But she came and knelt before him, saying, â€œLord, help me.â€ He answered, â€œIt is not fair to take the childrenâ€™s food and throw it to the dogs.â€ She said, â€œYes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their mastersâ€™ table.â€ Then Jesus answered her, â€œWoman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.â€ And her daughter was healed instantly.
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.
17 August 2020 @ 3:30 am
A wonderful preacher telling a story with a vision and understanding of Jesus’ love for the sick and poor. God bless you, fra Brian.
18 August 2020 @ 1:36 am
Well done. This is preaching at its best! Keep preaching for the glory of God!!!
Sr. Elyse Ramirez
18 August 2020 @ 11:19 pm
â€œNo heart excludedâ€ please keep reminding me of this truth! Thank you