‘As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him.
And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her.
She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.’
(Luke 8:42-43 NIV)
This unnamed woman had unsuccessfully sought advice from physicians for twelve years.
Her affliction deemed her to be religiously unacceptable.
She would have lived on the edge of her faith community...