“The Canaanite woman whose daughter was tormented by a devil came to Christ begging his help…at the beginning, when she first made her request, he did not answer, but after she had come to him once, twice, and a third time, he gave her what she desired. By this he was teaching us that he had withheld the gift not to drive her away, but to make that woman’s patience an example for all of us.”
(St. John Chrysostom)

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