I have been noticing recently, that there are more and more strong women speaking out for gender inclusive language for the Divine, and recognizing that our female sexuality is sacred. I am so honored to know that I can count myself as one among so many of these bold others. For you see, while I know in my soul-gut that this is to be the direction my life follows toward vocation, it is much easier said than done.
But there is a reason I struggle with how to do this "right" or "safely." These growing souls I have been granted the gift of nurturing are daily reminders of how harmful bad theology and un-thought-out theology can become. While many of us who have been raised within the christian church don't recognize ways we may have been oppressed, as a mother I can see BOTH my male and female children oppressed every.single.day by the language we use both in the church about the Divine, and in the world about our bodies.
How would you like to see your church challenge the status quo of God and body language? Do you sense a need for change, or does the way it is resonate with you for a particular reason? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments :)