Only One Hope

The social organizations led by women are always the most vulnerable and least heard. Sometimes I wish God’s justice came unquestioned and fast. I see women who denounce the perverse and announce that which gives life, that which is to be enjoyed and shared with others. Others may be touched by the mantle which thousands of years ago reached out to a woman who was condemned by doctors and society to be sick all her life. We cannot ignore this reality in our culture, which is to silence women’s voices. A society that chooses to isolate women because according to said society, women don’t live up to their own standards. It is a culture that constantly represses and identifies the actions of hundreds of mothers, sisters, sisters-in-law and daughters. At end of the day we hear these voices calling “only one hope to see a different tomorrow”

The Gospel of Mark 5:21-29 reveals to us this interesting story that dignifies women, and a sentence reflects the change that this woman wanted for her life “if only I may touch his garment I shall be healed (Jesus’ mantle).” And where faith is evident, way we now know in the same way strong women who are visionaries, who dream of a just world, where society must open its arms and welcome whoever comes.

The text mentions a keyword “Heal” which in Greek is “SOZO.” This refers to heal or fight the danger. When the woman touches his cloak, Jesus feels something and asks who it was. The woman comes forward and Jesus’ answer is “daughter your faith has healed you.” This is precisely the answer that women leaders who have received hate mail and words that degrade their souls are asking for. They’ve received this hatred simply because they have chosen to raise their voices and make sure that the memories not disappear. Only one hope to speak freely without worry or fear. God, continue to protect them.


About CPT Colombia

CPT (Christian Peacemaker Teams) Colombia is an International organization seeking to be allies for and partner with communities who are threatened with displacement and violence. We try to support their initiatives to promote justice and peace and their resistance to attempts by those who oppress them and seek to dispossess them of their land, culture and livelihoods.


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