Aug 24, 2019 | 11th Sunday after Pentecost

Gospel | Luke 13:10-17

Now [Jesus] was teaching in one of the
synagogues on the sabbath. And just then
there appeared a woman with a spirit that
had crippled her for eighteen years. She
was bent over and was quite unable to
stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he
called her over and said, “Woman, you are
set free from your ailment.” When he laid
his hands on her, immediately she stood
up straight and began praising God. But
the leader of the synagogue, indignant
because Jesus had cured on the sabbath,
kept saying to the crowd, “There are six
days on which work ought to be done;
come on those days and be cured, and not
on the sabbath day.” But the Lord
answered him and said, “You hypocrites!
Does not each of you on the sabbath untie
his ox or his donkey from the manger, and
lead it away to give it water? And ought
not this woman, a daughter of Abraham
whom Satan bound for eighteen long
years, be set free from this bondage on
the sabbath day?” When he said this, all
his opponents were put to shame; and the
entire crowd was rejoicing at all the
wonderful things that he was doing.