Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.’ 23
But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, ‘Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.’ 24He answered, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.’ 25But she came and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, help me.’ 26
Commentaries and other thoughts can be found at Bulletin Notes, a service to parishes from Church Resources.
To complement this week's Gospel, a video link is provided below to Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610 ~ Ave maris stella, sung by Collegium 1704.