The encounter with Jesus which most impresses me is the Canaanite woman’s appeal in Matt. 15.21-28. She has faith and persistence, because she knows the Lord is good and can heal her daughter. Her quick thinking and apt reply win her the Lord’s approbation. He makes an exception to his rule of going only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. She has the faith of a true Israelite, and thus gains her request. I hope to come up to her shoes!