5th Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Thursday 9th February, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Jesus’ Cure of the Sick – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus expelled the devil that possessed the Syro-Phoenician’s daughter, because the mother pleaded with a deep and humble faith.  Ponder on, “When we seek Jesus to cure us of our sickness, rid us of our sins etc, do we approach Jesus with a deep and humble faith?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 7:24-30

Jesus left Gennesaret and set out for the territory of Tyre. There he went into a house and did not want anyone to know he was there; but he could not pass unrecognised. At once a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard about him and came and fell at his feet.

Now this woman was a gentile, by birth a Syro-Phoenician, and she begged him to drive the devil out of her daughter. And he said to her, ‘The children should be fed first, because it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to little dogs.’ But she spoke up, ‘Ah yes, sir,’ she replied, ‘but little dogs under the table eat the scraps from the children.’

And he said to her, ‘For saying this you may go home happy; the devil has gone out of your daughter.’ So she went off home and found the child lying on the bed and the devil gone.