Rev. Eric Andersen’s Sermon for March 12, 2017

Limping Jacob and the Crumb-Eating Canaanite: A Sermon for Reminiscere, 2017
by revena40
Holy Gospel: St. Matthew 15:21–28

21 Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon.

22And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” 23But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” 24He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.