because of memories;
nor are you mine because
of a lovely longing’s strength.
What does make you present
is the ardent detour
that a slow tenderness
traces in my blood.
I do not need
to see you appear;
being born sufficed for me
to lose you a little less."
Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration: Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation (Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought (FUP))
(Via Felipe Cardenas)
You didn’t finish the passage:
"It is for this reason that a woman ought to have authority over her own head, because of the angels. Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God."
The Lord did not make women inferior, nor did He ever say to treat us as such. Women and men need each other, because life will not continue when you isolate one from the other.
But I guess you’re so superior to me that you feel the need to hide behind a mask to tell me so.
People like Anon don’t seem to understand that men and women having different roles doesn’t mean that one is completely superior/inferior. Each does the role that they were designed for and that’s why they need each other. Men are superior protectors and providers, but women are superior nurturers. If God thought we were inferior, I doubt He’d have given us the gift of carrying new lives. We are meant to complete each other, not to compete with each other.
I can take anything out of context if I wished. I can make the bible or another holy book say what I will if I mash things together.
The anonymous person is mising the overall complimentarian nature of Christian belief. That she is to be protected, provided for and loved as much as the man loves himself. It can be a beautiful faith in several ways.