Monday, October 8, 2012

God First, Woman Second

I can already hear it now. High pitched voices and fingers wagging to shame the male-driven societal perceptions that persist in my chauvinist mind. Ladies, I'm ready! Bring on the disdain!

It has long been noted that in this male-dominated society, women get the short end of the stick. I'm just reporting the facts. And the facts are that this was true in the days of the Bible as well. I'm not saying that God is down with all of that.

On the other hand, women should be okay with taking a backseat to God, just like men do. (They just shouldn't have to sit farther back than the men....can I get a holla back, girl?)

What's led me to women's suffrage? It was this little seemingly sidenote in the Gospel of Luke.

Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God. He took his twelve disciples with him, along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases. Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons; Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples. ~Luke 8:1-3

What caught my attention was some of these women do not even get their names mentioned. But I imagine they were okay with that. They supported Jesus and what He was all about. They didn't do it for recognition. 

Neither should we. 

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