Psalm 48: 1-3, 8-11, 14b

Luke 13: 10-17

Both the bent over woman in today’s gospel reading, and the woman with the issue of blood from last week were healed of their conditions by Jesus. Also significant is that they were given love and respect by Him, something that was not a part of their normal life. He restored their dignity and showed them, and those watching, that they were people of value.

“We can’t ever quite forgive ourselves for not being God; for making mistakes and getting things wrong and not hitting the mark. It’s hard to say which is worse—trying to be God for myself, or punishing myself for not managing to do something that isn’t actually possible in the first place.”

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Seventh Sunday of Pentecost – Ordinary Time

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