August 8, 2018

Reading

The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah   31: 31-34

31:31 Behold, the days are approaching, says the Lord, when I will form a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,
31:32 not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers, in the day when I took them by the hand, so as to lead them away from the land of Egypt, the covenant which they nullified, though I was the ruler over them, says the Lord.
31:33 But this will be the covenant that I will form with the house of Israel, after those days, says the Lord: I will give my law to their inner most being, and I will write it upon their heart. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
31:34 And they will no longer teach, a man his neighbor, and a man his brother, saying: ‘Know the Lord.’ For all will know me, from the littlest of them even to the greatest, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will no longer remember their sin.

Gospel

Matthew 15: 21- 28

15:21 And departing from there, Jesus withdrew into the areas of Tyre and Sidon.

15:22 And behold, a woman of Canaan, going out from those parts, cried out, saying to him: “Take pity on me, Lord, Son of David. My daughter is badly afflicted by a demon.”

15:23 He did not say a word to her. And his disciples, drawing near, petitioned him, saying: “Dismiss her, for she is crying out after us.”

15:24 And responding, he said, “I was not sent except to the sheep who have fallen away from the house of Israel.”

15:25 But she approached and adored him, saying, “Lord, help me.”

15:26 And responding, he said, “It is not good to take the bread of the children and cast it to the dogs.”

15:27 But she said, “Yes, Lord, but the young dogs also eat from the crumbs that fall from the table of their masters.”

15:28 Then Jesus, responding, said to her: “O woman, great is your faith. Let it be done for you just as you wish.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.