As a woman, feminism can be both a strange and personal topic for me to read about only because…I feel like a person.
Therefore for something as trivial as biology to create such a big fuss is quite uncomfortable, especially when no one chose to be born a male or female in the first place.
Being a woman is not something that I think about daily, to be frank. Nor something that I believe can make someone stand out – since it’s something that just happens. You are born this way to fulfill the biological purposes and end of the story.
But since it appears to be an important subject and has been, for some reason, a trait that should define people, Christians also deserve that their voices be heard on the matter.
The root of the problem
Has men in history been the domineering species, including among Jews? Yes.
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Why? Because the strong takes the weak. The lion hunts the lamb. Not the other way around. And women, along with the poor, were viewed this way.
At its core, It’s a problem of immaturity and a mentality issue.
What would Jesus think about the above?
“So the last shall be first, and the first last”Matthew 20:16
Jesus cheers for the underdogs in society the whole New Testament, not just for women but for all kinds of outcasts as well.
For Him, the weak are made strong, and the greatest protagonists of a story are the servants.
The lamb is the one that triumphs over the lions at the cross – flipping society’s mentality upside down.
Both Men and Women Stood by Jesus
This means that both of them agreed with Jesus on the above message. Then how come all of Jesus’s disciples were men? Well, they weren’t.
Mary of Magdalene was a woman who traveled as Jesus’s disciple along with the boys and was the one who maintained Him. Maintaining a man was not something very proper for a woman to do back then.
Does this mean All women must copy Mary of Magdalene? No, don’t forget Mary of Nazareth was a completely different person with a completely different mission – and a woman too.
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Was her mission less because it involved being a mother and not something of a male? On the contrary, she became the mother of all believers – one of the hardest jobs – ain’t that right, mothers?
I believe that says enough, plus everyone needs and wants a mother, let’s face it. Who doesn’t love a dedicated stay-at-home mom?
What can I take away from this?
That women are people who are Christians too.
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”Galatians 3:28
All of us share Jesus’s blood, just like families share blood. We are a family united through Christ with different personalities and callings, whether you are a man or a woman, black or white or Japanese or American.
And as part of the heavenly family here on Earth – we can proudly call ourselves sons and daughters of Christ.