When Jesus encounters a crippled woman in the synagogue he heals her. However, it was a sabbath and some in the synagogue didn’t like it. Jesus accused them of hypocrisy: they would happily care for their animals, so why do they object to him caring for this woman?
Whether the woman, who had lived with her condition for many years, had been ignored or overlooked we don’t know, but Jesus saw what she needed and responded immediately. There is no excuse for a lack of care and compassion. What might we be missing, overlooking or ignoring? How can we respond like Jesus to the needs of others even when they’re hidden or ignored?
This week we explore what stops us seeing and responding to needs.
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