Prayer of the Day

Twentieth Sunday of the Year

August 20th, 2017
Christ and the Canaanite Woman - c.1784Germain-Jean Drouais

“Jesus answered her; ‘Woman, great is your faith!  Let it be done for you as you wish.’  And her daughter was healed instantly.” (Matthew 15 : 28)

For us the difficulties of our life are all tests whether they are sent from God or not. What matters is that they happen to be part of our lives and we can use them to our benefit if we want to,  by rising to the occasion and meeting their challenges.  Like the Canaanite woman in today’s Reading,  we must persevere with a determined faith in seeking the truth in love and compassion for others.