“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.’ When the woman went home, she found the child lying in bed and the demon gone.” (MK 7: 26-30)
Our Lord was happy with her dialog. She was so concerned, not about herself, but about her daughter. She fought for her daughter and was able to accept all kinds of humiliation. The same happens when couples are fighting for their spouses’ good, not for themselves.
“Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you and is able to save your souls.” (Gospel Acclamation)
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