A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Thursday 9 February

Genesis 2:18-25; Psalm 128; Mark 7:24-30

Being poor

Poverty has many faces. We may be deprived of wealth or strength. We may be without faith or hope or spirit. We may also have no place where we belong. The woman who came to Jesus asking healing for her daughter was a pagan. She had no right to the privileges of the family of believers. All she brought to Jesus was her own particular form of poverty, her helplessness and her desperate need for her daughter to be well again. For Jesus, that was enough. Even the house dogs have a right to be fed.

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