One of the stories found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke is one which is uniquely feminine. It is feminine in that the character involved is a woman, which is not unusual in the Bible, but it deals with a topic which was seen as taboo in the time of Christ and is even one which many of us would find uncomfortable to talk about even today. It is a story which is told in its most brief form in the Gospel of Matthew, but I am going to bring in the other Gospel accounts to get a wider picture.

Matthew 9:20 20 Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. 21 She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.”

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