The Syro-Phoenician woman who seeks healing form Jesus is an icon to human courage. She makes her request known to Jesus despite many obstacles, including being deemed by others to be unworthy of His attention.

God sets His gaze first on those most in need. The neediest among us, therefore, is the most worthy of God’s healing love.

O Holy Spirit, make me courageous. May I overcome all obstacles today as I seek out experiences of God’s love.