Last year I was asked to speak to a gathering of women for a Sunday afternoon reflection
during advent. “You can talk about whatever you want, Susan,” said the representative of the
women’s club who contacted me. “But I'd really like to hear you talk about Luke’s views on
women.” One of the bible study groups in her parish had been studying the evangelist, so she
thought my talk would have particular appeal to them as well as to a broader audience of women
from throughout the deanery.