God Will Never Refuse a Humble and Faithful Heart

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August 3, 2016 by bobet888

“O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.”

Matthew 15:21-28

The story:

At that time Jesus 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! My daughter is tormented by a demon.” But he did not say a word in answer to her. His disciples came and asked him, “Send her away, for she keeps calling out after us.” He said in reply, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But the woman came and did him homage, saying, “Lord, help me.” He said in reply, “It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” Then Jesus said to her in reply, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed from that hour.

Reflection:

In this experience of brokenness, the woman sees hope. She never allows the pain and suffering to destroy her, for she believes that there is a God who will never stop loving her. She knows that God goes with her, takes care of her, and frees her from all her fears. She believes that God is a compassionate God. Her humble request enters into the depths of the heart of Jesus. He clearly understands what takes place in the heart of the woman. He sees Himself in the woman. Their hearts are united because both hearts are compassionate. Jesus sees her deep faith in God.

source: Fr. Alex Balatbat, Kerygma Family

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