Jesus told her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the puppies.”
But she replied, “Sir, even the puppies under the table eat the crumbs from the children’s bread.”
Then Jesus said to her, “You may go your way; because of such a response, the demon has gone out of your daughter.”
And when the woman went home, she found her child lying in bed, and the demon gone.
Patience is a virtue, which I find difficult to practice. To be patient is easily said than done. But patience is a virtue,
which can help us achieve our goal. Without patience and perseverance, it is difficult to achieve our goal in life in an honest way.
The Syrophoenician woman’s persistence and humility was rewarded; Jesus grants her request. The Lord may not answer our prayer at once,
but he answers it in his own time and in his own way. If there is no positive response to our prayer, then that is his answer – prayer not granted;
what we asked is not for the best of our interest. Patience is sustained by faith in the goodness of God. He knows what is best for us.
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