August 7, 2013

August 7

Aug. 7, 2013:  Wed., 18th week, Ordinary Time


NM 13:1-2, 25–14:1, 26A-29A, 34-35  Princes show fruit, report after 40-day reconnoiter of Canaan:  “land flows with milk and honey, but people are fierce giants and towns fortified, too strong for us."   Community wails.  Lord:  I've heard the grumblings against me.  You'll suffer 40 years, realize what opposing me means, die for your crimes."

PS 106:6-7AB, 13-14, 21-22, 23  "Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people."  We've sinned, forgotten your works, tempted/forgotten God who saved us.  Moses turned back God's wrath.

MT 15: 21-28  Jesus heals Canaanite woman's demon-tormented daughter:  “Have pity!”  “It's wrong to throw children's food to dogs."  "Dogs eat scraps from masters' tables."  "Your faith is great!"

  • Red shirt:  God's wrath (1st reading, psalm)
  • Clocks tie:  40 days of reconnaissance, 40 years of suffering (1st reading)
  • Suspenders:  color of reconnoitered land (1st reading)
Snoopy tie pin:  food to the dogs (gospel)

"First aid" pin (bandage, gauze, praying angel):  woman healed (gospel)

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