Sunday, August 20, 2017
Read Matthew 15: 10-20,21-28
In a nutshell, a simple summary of this Sunday’s scripture reading is that it is all about mercy. A Gentile woman, a woman of no worth according to the standards of those times, challenges Jesus. He is changed by his encounter with her. After their conversation, the scope of Jesus’ ministry expands to all people, not just the “lost sheep of Israel”.