Mosaic of wealthy Roman woman, 1st Century AD, Pompeii
"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?"
"...and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all."
Christ healing the crippled woman who was bent over. From the "Two Brothers Sarcophagus" (mid-4th century, in the Vatican Museum)
“My child, get up.”
Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, constructed in Ravenna, Italy in the early sixth century
“If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.”
Peter's House in Capernaum: by Mike Mason
A Demoniac in the Synagogue by James Tissot
Mary anoints Jesus
"Lazarus, come out!"
Mary sat at Jesus' feet, along with His disciples
"What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough." —Jesus
The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed.....
"But in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” —Jesus
Seven weddings, seven funerals
"Praise be to the Lord your God" (1 Kings 10:9)