LUKE 8: 2 “…as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities”

 In Jesus time is was quite customary for a rabbi to have disciples (students) who would learn from the rabbi’s wisdom. Of course all those students were men. Theology, philosophy were the domain of men. And while there is one major religion today that says women have no place when it comes to theology, Jesus was a pioneer in the women’s movement. He had women disciples. He spent time teaching women as well as men about humanity’s relationship with God. Jesus never treated women as second class citizens, never treated them as inferior beings, never said they we not equal to men. It was a woman to whom the resurrected Christ first revealed himself. It was women who brought word that the tomb was empty. Jesus came to call all people into discipleship.   Amen.