Arial – A book I’m reading says that women are more spiritually sensitive than men. That is why most regular church attenders are women. It also explains the extraordinary percentage of women in non-traditional beliefs. Even in the Bible, Mediums, Ghostwhisperers, Witches, and Spiritits were women. I remember being taught that in one ancient temple a very old woman would sit in a net suspended over a pit with smoke rising from it. The aromatic drug would alter her mind to allow her to give advice to all who came. I wonder if it is because women gain higher position in non-traditional beliefs that they choose to stay away from the traditional one. After all, priestess outranks woman baking cookies or woman on nursery duty and it just has a nicer ring to it.
As much as we would all like to think that such beliefs are far away and few attending, we have to think of the realily that we can’t ignore. There are lost people who are being empowered by things not even they can understand, things that nobody in their right mind, and hopefully nobody in their wrong one would touch with a ten foot pole. In the absence of Christianity in our schools, they’re sliding in as an alternative where women have control. Do they? It’s hard to say. One thing I do know, the danger is very real and very costly.
It’s difficult to say where exactly we have failed. This is the sort of thing that God said “Have nothing to do with.” or “Get these people outta here.” I’m reminded of the story of Mary and Martha. I wonder how the disciples felt about Mary sitting there are learning from Jesus. It was, after all, a man’s work. Did they think that she should be helping Martha do women’s work? Perhaps one of them might have spoke up if Martha hadn’t beaten them to it. Jesus’ reply? Only one thing is necessary. Since we’re all one in Christ, no sythian, greek, master, slave, and not even man or woman, one would think we’d have no problem. Yet, we do.
Something in the “that’s just the way things are” system has failed us. Women who could be a great presence in the church are on their way to being priestesses. There is one thing that outranks priestess though: being a saint.
What is your take on the matter? Are saints failing priestesses? Are you more like Mary or Martha? Do you agree that women are more spiritually sensitive than men? How can we empower our saints?