Monday: Psalm 48
Tuesday: Psalm 49
Wednesday: Esther 2:5-18
Thursday: Esther 4:4-17
Friday: Esther 7:1-10
Saturday: Matthew 15:21-28
Sunday:  Matthew 15:29-31
This week we read stories of two women who advocated for justice with those in power. The story of Esther, which I suggest you read all of, is a rousing tale of a Jewish young woman, who uses all the resources she has available to her to protect her people. Her uncle works behind the scenes to strategize with her and provide a good outcome in a hard situation. Jesus meets a Canaanite woman who challenges his assumption that only the Jews are worthy of his healing power. How are we called to plead for protection for the vulnerable today?