God has place this wonderful creation in our hands. As U2 sings, "It's a beautiful day, don't let it slip away." We have this one life to live on this beautiful planet so enjoy these reflections on God, faith, life, and music. "After the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day."

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Healed and Giving Back

Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, 2as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, 3and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their resources. Luke 8:1-3
We don't know the full story
We just know the names, well some of their names
We know the healing, life saving love
We know their response

Mary, called Magdalene
Joanna, the wife of Herod's steward Chuza
Susanna
many others
these women came from money
these women could gather resources
these women knew people with power

cured of evil spirits
cured of infirmities
seven demons gone
these are women that people looked at differently
they thought they were crazy
they thought they were evil
they thought they were posessed
they thought they were useless, needy, dependent
they thought they aren't normal, healthy
they kept them apart, alone, isolated

Jesus brought them back to wholeness
Jesus cured them
healed them
loved them
believed in them

Jesus gave them a new role
a new purpose
a new life

in the community
they showed what it meant
concretely, day after day
to give back

to provide for one another
to serve

when people are healed
when they have access to healing
then those healed
can take a new role
a new purpose
a new life
to give back
to provide for one another
to serve

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