Justin Tse of Religion Ethnicity Wired originally posted this. From my own shoddy research it looks like the picture originates from the ECLA Lutherans. It was their suggested bulletin accompaniment to a Gospel reading:
‘And a woman was there who for eighteen years had been crippled by a spirit; she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect. When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said, “Woman, you are set free of your infirmity.” He laid his hands on her, and she at once stood up straight and glorified God’ (Luke 13).
It makes sense that Jesus touched where it hurts most, as he did with the blind man.
But what I want to know is: Why does he look so bored?
Would “Get thee behind me Satan” (Mat. 16:23) jokes be totally out of place here?