So many of us can all too easily relate perhaps with the woman in today’s Gospel. She comes to Jesus, pleading - begging, for help for her daughter. To be sure, we encounter several people like this all throughout the Gospels. Think of the centurion who comes to Jesus on behalf of his servant, think of Jairus coming to Jesus on behalf of his own daughter. Think of the woman who had been hemorrhaging blood for many years. Countless others either in the Gospel themselves or sitting in the pews here today. So many of these people just fall before our Lord just as Peter did last week, “Lord, save me.” You can imagine where they might be. Tired and at their wits end.
August 23, 2023
St. Michael Catholic Church 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time