Wednesday 7 August

Today is Wednesday, the 7 August, in the Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time.

Luke Parker sings, ‘In Quietness’.

Today’s reading is from the Gospel of Matthew.

What do you think is going on here?  Does Jesus know what he is going to do?  Is he just testing this woman’s resolve?  Or is she expanding his horizons?  Is she helping him to see his vocation in a new way?  What do you think?

Who is Jesus for you?  Does he always get everything just right first time or does his understanding evolve?  How do you understand Jesus’ humanity?

As you listen again, see if you can get into the mind and heart of Jesus in his encounter with the woman.

Why not share with Jesus your own sense of vocation at this time in your life.  What might that Canaanite woman say to you about this?