Moreover, Mary the mother of Jesus gladly accepted the slander of evil men in exchange for the great privilege of bearing the Saviour in her own body. Luke 2:34-38 & John 8:18-42. Too, Mary Magdalene and Johanna and Susanna and many other women "ministered" to the Lord Jesus with their possessions and through their services — both during His lifetime and after His death. Luke 8:2-3 & 23:56 to 24:10. Both the female tentmaker Priscilla and the wealthy businesswoman Lydia placed their homes at the disposal of Paul and other preachers. Acts 16:14,15,40 & 18:2-26. And Timothy's mother Eunice and grandmother Lois gave that dedicated preacher his first infant groundings in the God-breathed Scriptures which they themselves had absorbed. II Tim. 1:5 & 3:14-17 cf, I Tim, 2:15 & Tit, 2:4-5.