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REBLOGGED FROM UTAH LUTHERAN By Rev. Bror Erickson

21 And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and
Sidon. 22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was
crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely
oppressed by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples
came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” 24
He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But
she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 And he answered, “It
is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She
said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’
table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done
for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly. (Matthew
15:21-28)

“Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from
their master’s table.” Then Jesus answered her, ‘O woman, great is your faith!
Be it done for you as you desire.” And he daughter was healed instantly. “Wir
sind Bettler. Hoc es verum.” We are beggars. This is true. The words of Martin
Luther, the last words written on a scrap of paper found in his coat pocket,
describing the nature of faith this Canaanite woman was praised for. We are all
beggars.

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http://www.utah-lutheran.blogspot.com/2013/02/dogs-scrounging-for-scraps.html

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