Sunday, August 21, 2016

Today, Jesus Might Be Considered Guilty of Committing a Microaggression

Today's Gospel reading is from Luke 13:10-17, and I wonder how Jesus' words would be taken today in an age where everything celebrities say is recorded, dissected, and analyzed.

Now he 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.
Did you spot the microaggression?

Maybe you have to be a woman to notice it.

I bring this to your attention just to point out the silliness of the microaggression game that is being played out in our culture.

Maybe I am just being stubborn and, like a mule, stand here with my four hooves stuck in the past.

Maybe you too are refusing to be led by the nose into the microaggression trap.


I'm guilty too.


  1. Anonymous4:17 AM

    Self-absorption knows no bounds!

  2. The micro aggression phenomenon is all about self absorption.