At the local pastor's monthly meeting, we were all asked to share a favorite Biblical verse or text. I offered Mark's story of Jesus and the Syrophoenician woman and shared why.
At the time, I had no idea it was this week's Gospel text. I have an additional twist coming this Sunday, but to prep, here's my basic understanding of the story from years past.
(and yes, I do think Jesus called this woman a dog...and he wasn't testing her)
I'll post again after Sunday...