Today we learnt more about the radical Jesus who had far more then just 12 male disciples with him. There were many (some wealthy) independent women who followed him and in fact provided and supported the work and mission of Jesus, this is confirmed in Scripture and archaeological finds bear this out.
“There were also some women in their company who had been healed of various evil afflictions and illnesses: Mary, the one called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out; Joanna, wife of Chuza, Herod’s manager; and Susanna—along with many others who used their considerable means to provide for the company.”
Our children today depicted Jesus with this Disciples in the boat on the sea of Galilee, but these crafts depict the presence of women in the boat !!!