All posts by: Anne Mackie Morelli

Joanna. One of the Devoted.

They left their families, communities and villages. Walking away from the familiar into the unknown and the unforeseen. As they responded to Jesus’ invitation, “Come. Follow me…” Joanna chose to...

Salome. One of the Faithful.

Salome. Is she best remembered for being the mother of two beloved disciples? As the over-ambitious mother? As one of the band of women followers? Or as one of the...

The Stones Will Continue to Cry Out

As he prepared to enter the city he was fully cognizant of the trials that lay ahead. He might have chosen to furtively slip in. Attempt to avoid those who...

The Contributions of Two Women in a Biblical Narrative of Intrigue and Covert Operations

They exemplified courage and ingenuity. In the face of grave danger they were quick thinking and resourceful. Capable of retaining their composure even whilst operating under great pressure. They were...

Anna, the Prophetess: Her Message of Expectant Faith

She waited.    And waited.    And waited. She was ever attentive and watchful. Year, after year, after year. Her capacity to wait stemmed from her unshakeable faith in God and his...

Turn and See – the Isolated, the Marginalized, the Outcast, and the Broken-hearted

I had always interpreted his comment as reflecting impatience. Perhaps even being infused with a measure of displeasure and annoyance. Reaching the conclusion that he was irritated because someone had...

Small, but Mighty Acts of Resistance

Corruption and immorality had woven itself into the culture. Tensions were high as people were becoming increasingly polarized. They held fast to one side or the other. And peaceful resolutions...

The Daughters’ Inheritance

The three daughters had a remarkable life. Their family’s prosperity and privilege granted the daughters a certain level of freedom and opportunity, which allowed them to visit the homes of...

A Response to Divine Grace

The woman is never identified by name. She doesn’t speak a word. She is simply referred to as “a woman in the city, who was a sinner.” While the exact...

Re-Visioning the Narrative, Letting Her Story be Told

She utters only one line in the entire book. She remains unnamed and is simply referred to as “his wife”.[i] Yet, despite the fact Job’s wife is marginalized in the...