Saturday, January 31, 2004
THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE BY A LOCAL FRANCISCAN PRIEST IS WHY MY BREAKFAST IS OFTEN DISTURBED!
em>Rev. Stephen Lynch: The two Marys show us Jesus' feminine side
(Excerpt from 1/31/04 religion Projo article
"...Awareness of the feminine helps free one from patriarchal prejudices, such as the assumption that feminine values be subservient to masculine demands for power and profit. (Carl) Jung concludes that the self can only become whole when there is a balance between the masculine and feminine ying and yang, and a balance between the inner and the outer self.
...The New Testament tells us that as a human being, Jesus grew in wisdom and knowledge. Jesus, too, needed to balance the masculine and the feminine within himself. And because Jesus did find that balance in his own life, he could use feminine qualities when he said of himself, "Learn of me for I am gentle and humble of heart." (Mt. 11.29)