Sunday Gospel Warmup

August 17, 2023

Great is Your Faith!

Aug. 20 Mt 15:21-28

Prayer 22i3 4c

Our tendency to put people in groups with a ranking is as old as there are people. In the minds of the Jewish people, they were God’s chosen and the gentiles were not. In today’s Gospel, the Canaanite woman bumps up against that prejudice.

Jesus makes clear, in this encounter, that the only thing that matters to God is the quality of faith one possesses not your place in society, the color of your skin, your religion or whatever other category we clump others in.