When I read this passage from Luke I immediately remembered an exegesis paper I once wrote after reading an article by a doctor about what disease the woman might have. He concluded that she has a certain kind of arthritis—the same kind I had been recently diagnosed with. This gave me a sense of immediate connection with the woman in the story. Such personal identification is homiletically useful.
Season after Pentecost | 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; (Isaiah 58:9b-14; Psalm 103:1-8;) Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17