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Jesus - the most famous Women's Libber?? And second in line is His mother? This probably sounds crazy, but sometimes truth is crazier than fiction!
For those who know anything about history, women haven't exactly been exalted throughout time. Or even considered worth mentioning. Sadly, more often than not, women were often considered to have the status of slaves or even animals.
Then enter the King of Kings, the man from Nazareth. Did He ever set the status quo spinning! Over and over again, He raised women to a level of dignity that they had never before experienced. Overnight, women were worth something. And, they were not only worth a human's love, but the love of the Omnipotent God Who created the universe!
Men, back then: "Whoa...what is going on here???"
Women, battling a combo of doubt and hope: "Seriously? I am worth that much? It seems too good to be true!"
With women and men both struggling to accept this line of thought regarding equality in the sight of God, just who were they to look to for guidance?
Certainly Jesus, since He was the source, was there to explain Himself and set the example for men. But what about women? Who could they turn to for an example of how to live out this new level of dignity? Blessedly, the only woman created to exhibit this reality was already there: Mary. And what an incredible example she set for those ladies to follow, and one that has continued throughout history.
Then and now, Mary has continued to demonstrate how to live that perfect balance of submissiveness and control, docility and strength, mercy and discipline. Ideally, we should all be turning to her daily for this example, as it affects all of us, women and men.
But considering that today is Mother's Day, I appeal to all of those ladies with "Mother's Intuition" to approach Mary each day. If anyone can understand your struggles, fears, and desires for success, it is she. Come to her! Get to know her. She truly does "get it!"
Happy Mother's Day, to all of our beautiful mothers out there!!
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