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In the pantheon of heroes...

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In the pantheon of heroes of the Christian faith, the Canaanite woman doesn't even make the list. But she should, for this woman changed Jesus' mind. The odds were stacked against her. She was a foreigner, she was a woman, she was without a man (at least in the moment the story takes place), and she has a possessed child. You can't get much lower on the social status ladder of the first century than this Canaanite woman! Yet she audaciously calls out to Jesus, "Have mercy!"

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