Reflection on Luke 8:1-3 ~
Some of the woman following Jesus were wealthy so it is natural to assume their primary contribution was financial. However, given the historical time frame, I am sure these women’s true gifts were the ability to plan, gather human essentials, and proclaimed the benefit of Christ’s Good News to peers as they traveled village to village. If you have someone providing for you, especially if it is with their thoughts and prayers, take a moment and offer a grateful prayer to them and to Jesus for their Grace.
Luke 8 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Some Women Accompany Jesus
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, 2 as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, 3 and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their resources.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 8:1-3.