Thursday, June 3, 2010
June 4 – The Motherhood of God?
Here we are, off into uncharted territory in the Cor Unum skiff, considering the almost unthinkable, definitely dangerous, seldom surveyed question of the “feminine” side of God.
He isn’t. Feminine. Is He? He is Father. He is Lord. He is Jesus, the SON of God. He is . . . HE!
Never "she" . . . well, never, except, perhaps on that occasion . . . see Proverbs 9:1.
Before we look further at that "she" occasion, let’s just be logical for a moment. We LOVE LOGICAL in Cor Unum, where truth is logical and our logic does not betray truth!
Where did feminine come from? Logically, it came from the mind of God. He “thought” of femininity, and gave it to roughly half of us.
“She’s” in Scripture get to . . . prophesy, proclaim, teach, lead and testify. All of those can be Scripturally substantiated. “She’s” are required to bear all things, believe all things, hope all things and endure all things. One gentlemen approached a “she” who had been sharing her thoughts and experiences on the efficacy of Spiritual “resisting” and commented that . . . she . . . would do better not to speak on the subject of warfare because warfare was for the MEN in the Body. Her answer was classic. She smiled sweetly and with a heart full of love and a big helping of courage, she answered that if the devil would just leave “us girls” alone, she would gladly leave the warfare to the fellas.
So, nuns in Cor Unum must learn to fight the good fight of faith . . . successfully . . . and the monks (and the Sister, too) have need of this: to discover the comforting, nurturing, protective nature of God. Not feminine, as to sexuality, not mothering as to role and responsibility, but ’tis a . . . holy spirit.
photo by Kerry