COMPASSION FOR THE HURTING
1. Feel the twists and turns in the story. What would it have been like to witness it that day? What would have surprised you? Gladdened you?
2. Christ was moved with compassion for this woman's suffering. What ideologies/religions/worldviews can you think of that do not have compassion as a central, motivating reality/virtue? How is Christianity different?
3. How is this story a microcosm of "the big gospel story" itself?
4. When have you experienced Christ meeting you in and bringing you through a deep sorrow?