Jesus went to her, took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her immediately, and she began to serve them.
Simon Peter’s mother-in-law responds to Jesus’ act of raising her up by serving him. She becomes a disciple who gives herself to his new community. In fact, in this story the disciples and Jesus are those who come to be served and Peter’s mother-in-law is the model disciple. She does the same service Jesus twice carries out in Mark’s gospel when he feeds multitudes. She is Jesus first woman disciple.
Who models a discipleship of service that you try to follow in your life?
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