more we see Jesus delivering mercy to those who have faith in Him:
the Good Shepherd searching out lost sheep, Jesus ventures into pagan
territory far from his homeland of Galilee. Near Tyre and Sidon, he
meets a feisty foreigner, a Canaanite woman. She knows what she wants –
a cure for her daughter – and seizes the opportunity to ask for it.
Bluntly rebuffed by Jesus, she refuses to take no for an answer. She
has had to live by her wits; now they inspire her quick replies. Jesus
concedes and grants her wish. The story sheds an unsettling light on
Jesus, but the message is clear. The outsider has a place in the
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