Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Thursday 14 February 2019
Often our prayer is so powerless !! We are knocking feebly ,timidly , we only turn to our creator God reluctantly , hesitantly , doubtingly !! Lets not be surprised if our petitions are not heard ! Lets learn from the pagan woman of Syrophoenician origin ! Lets ask courageously , persistently , lets knock , rattle till our petition will be heard !! Jesus likes the brave mother, fighting for her child , does not refuse her, but fulfils her almost demanding requests !!
Trusting in the power of prayer ,
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : The kind Sisters taking care of the mothers , children in trouble.
The Word of God
From there Jesus set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, "Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs." But she answered him, "Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs." Then he said to her, "For saying that, you may go--the demon has left your daughter." So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.