2019 08 25: The Bent-Over Woman

I think we sometimes come across healing stories in the Gospels and don’t really know what to do with them.  They’re out of our everyday experience, not the kind of thing that we Episcopalians do.  A healing story isn’t just about a promise that applies to eternal life.  And it isn’t a moral teaching that we can go and apply to our lives this week.  It’s actually about Jesus laying his hands on a bent-over woman and standing her up straight.  And what do we do if we’re numbered among those whom Jesus didn’t pick out of the congregation to heal?