Daily Gospel Reflection for February 13, 2014

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DGRCmom(popUnder) Today’s Gospel: Mark 7:24-30

The scraps are enough to heal us. The very least that Jesus has to give us could transform our lives.

Imagine if we embraced even a tiny bit of the blessings and graces that Jesus has to offer us — how would our lives be? The gifts available from heaven are abundant, so we do not need to settle for the crumbs, yet if that were all we allowed ourselves to dine upon we’d still be filled. Our lives would not be perfect or free from those things that worry, concern, or pain us, but there would be an inner peace and hope that can only come from heavenly things.

The woman came to Jesus prepared to be persistent, humble, and assured. She was persistent, clearly evident by her willingness to beg for satisfaction. Humble enough to address Him as Lord and take whatever scraps were offered. Confident in what He said was done had truly been done because she left for home at His command.

When was the last time I approached Jesus in that way – begging for some assistance, humbled by His majesty and glory, and yet completely sure that I would in some way receive a blessing – either the one I thought I needed or the one He knew I needed?

Ponder:

What is holding me back from being fed by Jesus? Do I feel unworthy of even the crumbs from His table? How can the woman’s example not only encourage me but also instruct me, to approach Jesus for help?

Pray:

Jesus, I believe that you have so much more to offer me than I am ever able to accept. Lord I thank you for calling me to your banquet, and whether I put myself at the table for the feast or at your feet for the crumbs, help me to be always assured I will never be without your blessing and grace

Copyright 2014 Allison Gingras

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Allison Gingras, founder www.ReconciledToYou.com (RTY); and host of A Seeking Heart on Breadbox Media weekdays 10 am ET. Allison created the “Words with” daily devotional App Series: Words with Jesus and Words with Mary. Allison offers retreats and talks on: Forgiveness; Works of Mercy; Trust and JOY!

8 Comments

  1. Really nice post, Allison. I love this: “completely sure that I would in some way receive a blessing – either the one I thought I needed or the one He knew I needed.”

    • Thank you Deborah – I struggle, not going to lie, when the blessing wasn’t the one I thought was best. Thank Goodness God is so much wiser, and it usually doesn’t take long for me to see His wisdom in the outcome!!

  2. Hi Allison. Thank you for share your beautiful and inspired reflection.
    Today, in front of the Holy Sacrament I had my time to put myself in the Jesus´s heart and pray about this Gospel.
    My simple conclusion is: The Gospel of Mark wants to show us who is Jesus. In this specifically part is as if Jesus was saying “dear I came to show the God’s true to the Israel People first”, because that woman is not from Israel. But with this act Jesus says: but the pagans are welcome in my Way.
    We can ask to ourselves: am I rejecting who, in my opinion, is not prepared to receive Jesus’s love? Am I being a no prejudice person? Am I able to accept who are excluded?
    Jesus did what was right to do. He was tired, but his mission, his love, always is stronger than everything.
    This gospel invite us to be free, to get to freedom of the Gospel.

    PS: sorry form my English. I am not American…

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