Led beyond fear

Mark sets a nearly breathless stage for this Gospel incident. Jesus and the disciples had weathered a great storm, then Jesus cured a demoniac, caused a pig-herd tragedy, and finally returned to Jewish territory from across the sea (Mark 4:35-5:21).

Then Jairus, a synagogue official, frantic because his daughter was at death's door, implores Jesus to save her. There is also a woman whose life has been defined for the past 12 years by hemorrhages that made her ritually impure, unwelcome in religious company and either unmarriageable or easily divorceable.

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