Readings for Lent 2 (focus text in bold):
Jeremiah 17:5-10 - the Lord searches the heart and tries the reins of all men
Psalm 25:13-21 - a plea to God for deliverance from enemies
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 - abound more and more in walking in the ways of God
Matthew 15:21-28 - Jesus calls a Canaanite woman a dog, and she persists!
Sermon by the Rev. Adam Rick
Cover art: “Christ and the Canaanite” by Adof Hölzel, before 1926, oil on canvas, private collection