Sunday 16 August 2020
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Isaiah 56:1, 6-7. O God, let all the nations praise you! – Psalm 66(67):2-3, 5-6, 8. Romans 11:13-15, 29-32. Matthew 15:21-28.
Even the dogs eat the crumbs…
Jess: Well, well! What was all that about, Jesus? Ignoring the poor woman, telling the disciples you didn’t cure foreigners, and calling her a dog! Not the Jesus way you taught us on the mount!
Jesus: Not one of my better days, Jess. We went there for a break to get away from the crowds. And my mission was to Jews.
Jess: So, what made you change your mission, then?
Jesus: When she saw me on my rude remark and raised me, I saw her as a real person and not as a foreigner, and as a mother with a sick child. How could I not have cured her daughter, Jess? What would you have done?
Jess: I wouldn’t have been as polite to you as she was, and that’s for sure! But I’m not very good at curing.
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