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Sunday 20 August

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 56:1, 6-7; Psalm 67; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28

Love never gives up

A woman pestered Jesus to the point where he went beyond his brief and gave in to her request. She was not ‘of the House of Israel’ for which Jesus had been sent. Her perseverance brought a cure of her daughter, and caused Jesus to broaden his vision. Jesus, your vocation expanded through a mother’s love for her daughter; a love that never gave up despite setbacks and ridicule. Help me to persevere in love, even when I encounter rejection or when the task seems too great. Expand my vision to embrace all in need. Amen.

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