How Jesus Helped the Lesser

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Jesus’s actions for the marginalised groups in Jesus’s time were radical and unorthodox. Jesus helped many groups that were considered second class citizens, but the three main groups, were Women, Samaritans and Outcasts including Tax Collectors and the Poor. The working of Jesus with these groups was recorded in the Gospel of Luke.
Jesus’ treatment of women was very unconventional. Jesus treated women with equality and respect. This was unusual because during the time of Jesus women were considered to be second-class citizens. Women were considered inferior to men, left to do all the house work, including cleaning, cooking and making sure all the food in the house is kosher. Women on their periods were considered to be ritually unclean and filthy and not allowed to be in public or interact with the community. Jesus treated women with compassion and kindness. This is evident when he raised the one son of a widow, a lady with no husband or man to provide for her, relying on her only son for money and food, but he dies and now she has no income and will run out of money and die. Jesus raises the boy from the dead so that the lady and her family can live on and survive. Jesus also viewed women as being equal to men and therefore entitled to be educated about the Jewish scriptures. During Jesus’ time women were considered unworthy of being educated, they could not learn or study the Torah, also known as the Jewish scriptures, and were only allowed into a certain part of the
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