The Canaanite Woman’s Faith

“The Canaanite Woman’s Faith”
Matthew 15:21-28 “in a snailshell”
Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Then Jesus went from that place and withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out, “Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David!

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Crossing Boundaries

Rembrandt, Jesus and the Canaanite woman

18th Week in Ordinary Time, Tuesday (Year II)

Matthew 15:21-28

Commentators are at a loss when confronted with the conversation between Jesus and the Canaanite woman. Step by step in this encounter, Jesus comes across as distant and harsh until the very end when she is praised for her faith.… Read the rest