6. THE GOSPEL OF THE DAY

Gospel for Sunday 20 in Ordinary Time

If you wish, play the video of the reading from St Matthew’s Gospel or read it yourself.

Gospel Sun 20 OT

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew

Mt 15: 21-28 (NRSV)

Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

Whether you have read or heard it, you might like to acclaim the Word, saying:

This is the Gospel of the Lord – Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.

HOMILY

If you wish to hear a homily on this text, mine is available on the site for listening to at this point. There are many other sites which provide video homilies for the day.

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