Luke 13: 10-17
Sunday August 21, 2022 Sunday August 21, 2022

Jesus meets a woman – bent out of shape by years of societal rejection,  religious rules, patriarchal oppression and a physical ailment. Jesus meets her just where she is, empowers her, and then confronts the voices of tradition and orthodoxy that have become voices of legalism, self-righteousness, and exclusivism.  He models love and he calls us into a vision of community – seeing humanity as one – for this bent woman too is part of the Religious community - a daughter of Abraham. 

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Image 1 : James Tissett Vanderbilt

Image 2: Thomas Merton - Creative Commons