The Canaanite woman described in the gospel, living far from God wishes to receive a particular gift from Him. The health of her daughter..."Have mercy on me."
When we hear this request at the beginning, Christ does not react. Perhaps does not hear. But because she persists in what she wants, He notices that the woman believes in what He can do. Her words were not merely words but a profound belief in a miracle.
She asks of Jesus a small crumb of mercy, just enough to heal her daughter, and by doing so she would be so happy.
But, it is not just one miracle. The faith of this woman is not an ethnic situation, but reaches beyond the boundaries of religion.
Therefore, we have witnessed two miracles.
Healing and transformation of life.
Fully respecting her freedom, under the influence of a conversation, Jesus begins to shape her life. Knowing that with God, all things are possible, she begins to believe and consequently alters her former life.
The same thing happens in our lives. If we do not take the time to shape our life together with God, we will be shaped by the world, by our habits and by our weaknesses.
But we ask, how can we today? How does God capture our lives and everything else...our joys and pleasures and suddenly our cares and illnesses suddenly disappear? Probably not. But surely, by opening our eyes and our ears we will open our hearts and thinking and we will not have to be blindly subjected to all the circumstances of life.
I am not a slave to myself and my weaknesses. I am not a slave to events around me. There is a chance of newly seeing God's love for me and what I actually get from Him.
For sure I will see that His love is not just a crumb that fell from the table. I am not a servant waiting for mercy. But I have the richness of the knowledge of God and He does not just share with me only crumbs but He gives me everything that belongs to Him.