Lectio Divina - Sunday, August 20th, 2017
Sunday, August 20th, 2017
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reading from Matthew 15:21–28
Isaiah 56:1, 6-7, Romans 11:13-15, 29-32
21 Then Jesus went from that place and withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.22And 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.”23But 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.”24 He said in reply, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”25 But the woman came and did him homage, saying, “Lord, help me.”26He said in reply, “It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.”27She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.”28 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.