Afterward he journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their resources.Luke 8:1-3
“To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance, we sang a dirge but you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, ‘He is possessed by a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they said, ‘Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is vindicated by her works.”Matthew 11:16-19
“Then to what shall I compare the people of this generation? What are they like? They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another,Luke 7:31-35
‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance.
We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.
For John the Baptist came neither eating food nor drinking wine, and you said, ‘He is possessed by a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said, ‘Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is vindicated by all her children.”
The Heavenly Dance
The Greek pronunciations of the following words create the rhythm and rhyme of the couplet:
Daimonia means “evil spirits” or “demons.” In the context of the passage, it also refers to infirmities of every kind.
The saints who follow Jesus “dance” to the tune of his piping, like stars synchronized with the pole star.
Maria, Ioanna, and Susanna
Danced with Jesus, the doom of daimonia.
Traditional Chinese Translation