You know that saying, "Well behaved women rarely make history"..?
Well, in today's gospel from Matthew 15 we hear the voice
of the desperate Canaanite woman
who pleaded with Jesus to cure her demon-possessed daughter.
Thanks to her bold response to his initial denial to help,
"Yes, Lord, but even the dogs eat the crumbs
that fall from their masters' table,"
she made history by having her story included for us to hear,
and she enlarged Jesus' view of who was included.
"Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish."