Luke 13:10-17 Reflection – Healing our Self and Others

Reflection on Luke 13:10-17

To rest on the Sabbath means allowing ourselves to be embraced in the arms of the Lord at any time, absorbing grace filled love so we may give it away. Being “busy” makes this is difficult to do. Jesus’s divine view is that being distracted (by the other side) causes us to lose our focus and desire for God’s love. Therefore, our well does not become filled. We need Jesus’s love so that we can become unbound and healed, reflecting love to others as Jesus has done for us.

The Woman with an Infirmity of Eighteen Years James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumThe Woman with an Infirmity of Eighteen Years, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

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Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

Luke 13  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman

10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.” 13 When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. 14 But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.” 15 But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? 16 And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?” 17 When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.

Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this Luke 13:10-17 Reflection.