Dorothy Sayers said of Jesus: “Finally we have found a man who neither flatters us or patronizes us, but He respects us and loves us.”
“Women were the first at the cradle and the last at the cross (and the first at the empty tomb).” The many women who appear in the gospels “had never known a man like Jesus–there never has been such another. A prophet and teacher who never nagged at them, never flattered or coaxed or patronized; who never made arch jokes about them, never treated them either as ‘The women, God help us!’ or ‘The ladies, God bless them!’; who rebuked without querulousness (habitually complaining) and praised without condescension; who took their questions and arguments seriously; who never mapped out their sphere for them, never urged them to be feminine or jeered at them for being female; who had no axe to grind and no uneasy male dignity to defend; who took them as he found them and was completely unselfconscious. There is no act, no sermon, no parable in the whole Gospel that borrows its pungency from female perversity.”
Come and join us for worship this Sunday at Emmaus Road Reformed Church to learn more about how Jesus treated women as we look at Luke 10:38-42 and the account of Martha and Mary.
-quote from Dorothy Sayers, “Are Women Human?”