Jesus’s mission is to Israel. (It is not until after the Resurrection that the church is given its mission to the entire world.) And so, when the Syrophoenician woman (a pagan) asks Jesus to do something for her, he tells her that his mission is narrowly focused on Israel. But, she persists, and he heals her daughter.
I don’t understand it either, but there’s something about persistence that the Lord really values and uses.
Keep going. (Especially in prayer.)
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