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September 17, 2021

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DG BookGospel: Lk 8:1-3
Jesus walked through towns and countryside, preaching and giving the good
news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve followed him, and also some women who
had been healed of evil spirits and diseases: Mary called Magdalene, who had been


freed of seven demons; Joanna, wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward; Suzanna and
others who provided for them out of their own funds.

 

Reflection:

In this gospel, the women take center stage.
Although most of the highlights in the gospel are
of the Twelve, still snippets of information regarding the
women disciples of the Lord find its way in the gospel. The
women may not have taken active roles in the preaching
of the good news, still their contribution cannot be set
aside. They take care of the more practical needs of the
group. They minister to the needs of the ministers. This
is equally important as what their male counterparts do.
For the message is good as long as the messenger is okay.
The basic needs of mission must be met before it can take
off. And so, today we honor all the nameless women who in
their own way contributed to the success of the mission.
As a matter of fact, perhaps we could say that they are
the other half of the mission. Without them, it would have
been difficult for the disciples to move forward being
encumbered by the practical needs of doing mission.

 

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