The spirit of gratitude was upon you
For He had cured you of your many infirmities.
Magdalene, Joanna, Chuza and Susana,
In a time when it was uncommon for women to be in ministry,
Your faith and strength led you from your homes in Galilee.
You gathered together your belongings
And in joyful service set out with Him and the Twelve
As He journeyed from town to town……..
Day by day you were with Him as He preached the good news of the God’s kingdom.
Your spirits danced within His presence as His love and mercy showed no bounds.
You understood when He said that He had come to serve and not be served,
And you vowed to follow in His footsteps.
Oh holy women of Galilee, pray for us that yearn to follow Him today,
That we too, may have the grace to come as a servant.
(Adapted from Luke 8 1:3 and Mark 10:32-45)