“The woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth, and she begged him to drive the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, ‘Let the children be fed first. For it is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.’ She replied and said to him, ‘Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s scraps.’ Then he said to her, ‘For saying this, you may go. The demon has gone out of your daughter.’” (MK 7: 26-29)
When we love unconditionally, we are really creative; the mother didn’t stop when her request was rejected, she begged more and gave new arguments. When we have difficult days, and we feel rejected, it is good to remember that love is creative, and we can always find good words to relief the tension. We know this is not easy, but it is still doable.
“Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you and is able to save your souls.” (Gospel Acclamation)
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