Mary, Men, and Women

Mary

Poor Mary.It’s not like being the Christ bearer wasn’t hard enough.  She has to tolerate our deeply mixed motives for loving her.For men, among others, it’s the need of a mother.  For women she’s a rallying point for women’s rights and empowerment.There are arguments to be made for both points of view, but she was and is so much more.There’s not a lot to go on in the Gospels and it’s hard to know how much another version of projected needs were already at work in the first telling … [Read more...]


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