Jesus' Attitudes to and Treatment of Outcasts in Luke's Gospel

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Jesus' Attitudes to and Treatment of Outcasts in Luke's Gospel Throughout Luke's gospel, there are a lot of examples of Jesus' caring of outcasts. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- In 'A crippled woman healed on the Sabbath' Jesus was caring towards the woman he healed, but he also stressed the importance of healing as he healed a woman on the day of the Sabbath, a day which was intended for rest. After Jesus had healed the woman, a synagogue ruler said to the people that there were six days for work to which Jesus replied, 'You hypocrites!……Thou should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set…show more content…
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Jesus also comes across outcasts in Luke's gospel in the story about the bloody woman. No one would have known how to deal with her bleeding, and she would have been considered unclean and she would have been excluded from the synagogue. However Jesus doesn't deal with her harshly, he is careful and gentle as he says, 'Your faith has healed you.' His attitude was gentle and he careful with the woman. This showed men and women as equal. His treatment was miraculous as just one touch healed her. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Jesus heals a man with an evil spirit in Luke 4, in today's society an evil spirit would be possibly seen as a mental illness so this man was rejected from society. However Jesus treated him showing love and care. Jesus' attitude was caring and he showed a want to care for the man. His treatment was caring and very personal. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Another example of Jesus' care towards outcasts was when he healed a Leper. A leper was the most feared outcast because it was an unknown disease and many people were scared of lepers and lepers were rejected to live in the desert. Jesus shows willing to help cure the leper and he puts his own health on the line because of his

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