• Roddy Biggs

The Healing Truth a Luke 13:10 Reflection:


Luke 13:10-13: 10 On a Sabbath, Jesus taught in one of the synagogues, 11, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” 13 Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.



How often are we called to be like Jesus to heal the sick with a warm embrace? I don't know about you, but this is something I struggle with daily, for the truth of the matter is, I am nothing like Jesus, or am I, and is that why I struggle? While yes, Jesus performed great healing miracles, such as healing a disabled woman on the sabbath, something that seemed to come of ease for Jesus, Jesus struggled elsewhere. Jesus struggled with understanding why tyranny existed, why the empire sought to oppress and why they sought to strip away someones worth if they happened to not be like that of the empire. Indeed we are then called to be the world's healers. Perhaps not in our laying on the hands of someone. Commanding that her back be straightened, and it is done. But in how we seek to remind the world and her people of their worth. To remind each individual of their dignity and to seek and promote the healing truth in love as we seek to heal people's wounds and correct the oppression of the empire.


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