A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Wednesday 4 August

St John Vianney (M)

Numbers 13: 1-2, 25-14:1, 26-29, 34-35; Psalm 106; Matthew 15: 21-28

Let your desire be granted

Unfortunately, we have been educated to mistrust our desires. In fact, there remain some spiritualities that see the negation of desire has being essential. Not so, thankfully, with Christianity. God communicates with us and one of the ways that God addresses us is actually through our desires. The Canaanite woman desires healing for her daughter. Jesus listens and recognises her desire and responds. May we reverence the desires that surface within us and have the courage to wonder if they may be, in some coded way, communications from God.

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