The Persistent Widow and the Unjust Judge
Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin!
Because of her great faith and compassion, Elijah was there when the widow's son died...and the Lord granted her prayer that Elijah bring life back to her son.
Out of her intense poverty, her crushing poverty, the widow decided to believe God and share what little she had.
"'Give me your son,' Elijah replied. He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed."
Because of her willingness to trust God, the quiet, simple miracle of meal and oil never running out, occurred in her home every day for three years.
The widow took a big risk, but faith must always take a risk, there must be enough room for God alone to fill, or it isn't really faith.
Elijah asked help of a widow who had nothing but great faith and great compassion, which ended up being more than enough, in God's economy
"Dear Lady, why are you crying?"
Georges de La Tour's rendition of May of Magdala. The skull represents the transience of life. The flame represents the spiritual renewal and life of the Holy Spirit.
The prosperous town of Magdala
Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s household manager
...she began to wash His feet with tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed His feet, and anointed them with the ointment...
What scandalized everyone is that she got close to Jesus and He let her anoint Him.
Then He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
“He who was dead sat up and began to speak.”
Anna "gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem." (Luke 2:38)
"As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.
Compared to the other gospels, Luke devoted significantly more attention to women.
The Holy Spirit