One of Luke’s goals is to communicate that the gospel of Jesus is for everyone. He pays special attention to the neglected and minimized. One commentator said, “For Luke, the ‘lowly people’ are especially noted as candidates for God’s grace.” One such highlighted group was women. In an excessively male-centered first century world, Jesus modeled ministry to and with women in a way that shocked his contemporaries. He defied labels then, and he continues to defy labels as He offers modern women an alternative to religious and secular salvations. He offers a third way, a gospel way--it is good news for every woman.