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  • Matthew 15:21-28

    Canaanite woman

    21 From there, Jesus went to the regions of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from those territories came out and shouted, “Show me mercy, Son of David. My daughter is suffering terribly from demon possession.” 23 But he didn’t respond to her at all.

    His disciples came and urged him, “Send her away; she keeps shouting out after us.”

    24 Jesus replied, “I’ve been sent only to the lost sheep, the people of Israel.”

    25 But she knelt before him and said, “Lord, help me.”

    26 He replied, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and toss it to dogs.”

    27 She said, “Yes, Lord. But even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall off their masters’ table.”

    28 Jesus answered, “Woman, you have great faith. It will be just as you wish.” And right then her daughter was healed.

  • Matthew 18:10-14

    Parable of the lost sheep

    10 “Be careful that you don’t look down on one of these little ones. I say to you that their angels in heaven are always looking into the face of my Father who is in heaven. 12 What do you think? If someone had one hundred sheep and one of them wandered off, wouldn’t he leave the ninety-nine on the hillsides and go in search for the one that wandered off? 13 If he finds it, I assure you that he is happier about having that one sheep than about the ninety-nine who didn’t wander off. 14 In the same way, my Father who is in heaven doesn’t want to lose one of these little ones.