Here’s some wondrous musings for the new year…
But will they make a lasting difference? Only time will tell. After all: Wise women were ALWAYS there!
Throughout the Christmas season, friends occasionally send me cards, cups and other assorted tchotchkes praising the “three Wise Women.” You have probably seen them: “Three Wise Women would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, swept the stable, made a casserole and brought practical gifts.”
I love this humorous feminist take on a beloved Christmas story.
But, recently, a renowned authority on the Gospel of Matthew, Dominican Fr. Benedict Thomas Viviano, believes it entirely possible that women could have been among the Magi portrayed in the Matthean birth narrative. Viviano is professor emeritus at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He also wrote the commentary on Matthew in The New Jerome Biblical Commentary….Read more of Sister Christine Schenk’s beautiful essay in NCR.
And if you are looking for a perfect argument about “Why Men Should NOT Be Ordained For Ministry,” look no further than Sojourners.
It’s looking like it will be a very progressive year!
New Year’s Blessings to ALL!