“It is precisely women’s experience of God that this world lacks. A world that does not nurture its weakest, does not know God the birthing mother. A world that does not preserve the planet, does not know God the creator. A world that does not honor the spirit of compassion, does not know God the spirit. God the lawgiver, God the judge, God the omnipotent being have consumed Western spirituality and, in the end, shriveled its heart.”
― Joan D. Chittister
Props to my best friend for finding this quote. The problem with our society is not that we have issues and need to debate them. The problem is that we need God so badly. We need to learn to love one another and see each other the way our Creator sees us. Until that happens, nothing will change. Arguing does no good. Keep your beliefs. Explain them to people. But be kind, be compassionate, and women, be the woman that you are—relational, nurturing, wise, independent, and powerful. I am a Christian and I am a feminist. It is possible to be both, and I believe that when a person truly sees God, they also see other human beings in the right way too. Stop arguing and start listening.