Today, our gospel sharing passage is from the Gospel of Mathew. You might have heard it if you went for Mass this morning or prayer service. Let us take time and read it and share how it touches us.
Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. Now a Canaanite woman came from those borders and began to cry out, “Lord, Son of David, have pity on me! My daughter is tormented by a demon.” But Jesus did not answer her, not even a word. So his disciples approached him and said, “Send her away: see how she is shouting after us.”
Then Jesus said to her, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the nation of Israel.”
But the woman was already kneeling before Jesus and said, “Sir, help me!” Jesus answered, “It is not right to take the bread from the children and throw it to the little dogs.” The woman replied, “It is true, sir, but even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their master’s table.” Then Jesus said, “Woman, how great is your faith! Let it be as you wish.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.”
Questions to answer:
- Which verse in the text touches you in a special way?
- What do those words, phrase or verse mean to you?
- How do they challenge you?
- After reading this passage what will you do learning from the text, to be the type of person God wants you to be.
- Which word from the text will you take as your word of life to guide you throughout this day?
- Tomorrow, we will like to hear from you how you lived this word of life.
You may conclude your Gospel Sharing with a short prayer that you write out for all of us.
The words that touch me are “Sir, help me!”
I feel deeply touched seeing the woman kneeling in front of Jesus and pleading for help. It reminds me of the Blessed Sacrament. I am inspired and challenged to kneel before the Blessed Sacrament daily and ask Jesus to help me. I see that Jesus granted this woman’s desire because she pleaded earnestly and with faith that she would get what she wanted. When I go to Jesus, I will do like her. I will go with full faith.
My word of life
My word of life today is kneel. I will kneel in front of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament today and put any problem I have to him.
God, Almighty Father, thank you for the gospel of today and the message that you have given me through it. Guide me to live my word of life so that I can come closer to you.
I make my prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen!
Now, over to you. What do you have to share. Sharing the gospel is loving God.