Mark 7:24-30 – Most of us dread awkward moments. We avoid them at all costs. But as Jesus interacts with a woman from Tyre, he creates an awkward moment. Why? To bring us into something beautiful. What looks like a dismissive and judgmental interaction actually serves to dismantle false perceptions and teach us about grace. In our cultural moment, we can so easily slide into comfort, laziness, and even cynicism. But this passage breaks those chains as we see the reach of Jesus’s mission, the riches of his glory, and the resilience of faith.