St. Luke goes out of his way to point out the role that women had in the ministry of Jesus and in the early Church. Accompanying Jesus were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities. Mary Magdalene, whom the later church recognized as the “apostle to the apostles” because of her encounter with the Risen Jesus, always heads the list of women disciples. Luke tell us that Jesus had driven “seven demons” out of her. Instead of looking on these “demons” as being of a sexual nature, a contemporary feminist theologian suggests that they were things like low self-esteem, poor self-image, depression, loneliness, wounds from family dysfunction, etc. Those are demons we all need to be liberated from.