Our Demons – Good News for August 3

4 08 2010

Matthew 15:21-28

At that time Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out, “Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is tormented by a demon.” But he did not say a word in answer to her.

His disciples came and asked him, “Send her away, for she keeps calling out after us.” He said in reply, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

But the woman came and did him homage, saying, “Lord, help me.” He said in reply,
“It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.”

She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” Then Jesus said to her in reply, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed from that hour.

The Daily Path: How many of us are tormented by demons? I know am. We often think that our path is taken alone. But it’s not. There are many who walk along bearing the same burden. Yet we keep it hidden away feeling it’s better to suffer silently than open ourselves to shame. But even in our chosen silence we do not walk alone. The Master walks with us ready to ease the burden if we have faith.