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Monday, March 11, 2013
Jesus and the women followers
In spite of the fact that women did not seem to count in Jewish society except within the family, it is true that Jesus had followers that were women. He was not afraid to heal them, speak to them, and allow them to be part of the group that followed him in spite of the Jewish customs at the time which seemed to ignore women; their place was at home. Jesus had friends who were women. We know how he loved Martha and Mary and felt at home with them. We also know that He treated women with gentleness and compassion. In the culture of Judaism, women were equal to men; Jesus treated them differently and used many examples in his stories and teaching that appealed to women. Women were attracted to his message of love and compassion and still are!