From the Pastor's Desk

Dear brothers and sisters:
The faith of the Canaanite woman is very well described: she makes her request even though she has to be persistent to do so. She presses her case though she feels unworthy; she perseveres despite difficulties; and she gets what she wants. “We often find that our Lord does not grant us what we ask for immediately; he delays [meeting our request] so that our desire might increase in ardor, so that we might better appreciate the value of what we ask for. It is not a refusal but a test that prepares us to receive more abundantly what we desire” (St John B. M. Vianney).
The detailed description of this encounter shows that faith in Jesus Christ should overcome all obstacles, even personal unworthiness. “Do not be discouraged. However unworthy a person is, however imperfect his prayer turns out to be, if it is offered with humility and perseverance, God always hears it” (St Jose M. Escriva).

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Queridos hermanos,
La fe de la mujer Cananea se describe muy bien: hace su petición e incluso tiene que ser insistente en ella. Ella propone su case sabiendo que es indigna; persevera a pesar de las dificultades; y obtiene lo que quiere. “Nosotros a menudo vemos que nuestro Señor no nos da inmediatamente lo que le pedimos; ni no que espera [buscando nuestra petición] para que nuestro deseo crezca en ardor, para que apreciemos mas el valor de lo que pedimos. No es un rechazo sino una prueba que nos prepara para recibir mas agradecimiento lo que deseamos” (San Juan María Vianney).
La descripción detallada de este encuentro muestra que la fe en Jesucristo puede sobrepasar obstáculos, incluso indignidades personales. “No os desaniméis. A pesar de lo indigna que una persona sea, a pesar de la imperfección que su oración pueda parecer, si es ofrecida con humildad y perseverancia, Dios siempre la escucha” (San José María Escriva).

— Fr. Francisco M. Tovar

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