Today's Gospel reading was taken from Mark 7. Jesus drove the demon out of the daughter of a Greek women after she came begging him to do it. And the Lord did just that because of her faith. My thoughts go like this. Obviously, Jesus can accomplish anything, but we need to ask him first. Our world is in such a terrible mess and will remains so until it turns to the Lord to ask for help. The solution is clear, but this generation just does not get it, at least not yet.