November 21, 2020

Lectio Divina

November 21, 2020

Mark 7:24-30

The Voice Translation

24 From there Jesus and His followers traveled to the region of Tyre [and Sidon] on the Mediterranean coast. He hoped to slip unnoticed into a house, but people discovered His presence. 25 Shortly after He arrived, a woman whose daughter was filled with an unclean spirit heard that He was there, so she came directly to Him and prostrated herself at His feet.

26 The woman was not a Jew, but a Syrophoenician (a Greek) by birth. All the same, she came to Jesus and begged Him to cast the unclean spirit out of her daughter.

Jesus (shaking His head): 27 I must feed the children first. It would do no good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.

Syrophoenician Woman: 28 Yes, Lord, but even the dogs under the table may eat of the children’s crumbs.

Jesus (smiling and nodding): 29 This is a wise saying. Go back home. Your daughter is free of the spirit that troubled her.

30 And when she returned to her house, she discovered that it was as Jesus had told her. Her daughter lay on her bed, in her right mind, whole and healthy.


  • What is this story telling you today?  How does it apply to your life right now?


Lord speak to us through your word.  Amen.