Moderator: Neil Heath
Her role in this love story of cosmic proportions is indispensable, and her consent matters. St. Augustine was fond of saying that God would do nothing "without our consent."
God is not content to remain in heaven, but desires to make life among us. Truly, heaven cannot contain God's overflowing love; it spills into the world.
God cannot wait for mortals to get it right (we never will), so God comes among us in the frailest form of human life, a male infant, and Mary is God's first earthly home.
She has found favor with God. Why Mary? She is a person of fierce faith; she believed the promises of God to her downtrodden people.
Thus she looked for the redemption of Israel through the coming Messiah. She well knew that only God could lift the heel of Rome from the neck of her people; she knew that only God could call the arrogantly religious to true faith.
Gene Scarborough wrote:So why is it, we can't seem to honor women as pastors or deacons---and God help the one that speaks up at Church Conference!
Tim Bonney wrote:That is what is odd Gene. I don't think it is stupid men. I even know some women who have opposed women in ministry. I think we are more bound to our culture at times than we are bound to the Bible.
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