Compassion has no borders or lines of division.
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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.”
Canaanites were despised enemies of Israel.
Who did this woman think she was to call out to Jesus for help for her daughter?
That’s what his followers would have thought.
They actually go on to tell Jesus to send the pest away.
Jesus then appears to insult her by saying, “It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.”
But that doesn’t stop the woman’s perseverance as she replies, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.”
Jesus declares, “O woman, great is your faith!” and heals her daughter.
In my opinion, Jesus, the great divine therapist, is playing the crowd for effect.
He sees this woman’s great faith and wants to maximize its impact on his followers.
God’s love is not just for the supposed favorites.
God has no favorites!
God loves everyone without conditions!
Let this be a lesson to us all…and may we mirror that same unconditional love to the world.
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Remember…God loves you!