Once I became confident
in my own sexuality, I began to notice that there are both male and female
expressions within me. At times, I
am strong and forceful. Yet, just
as often, I am gentle and compassionate.
The male in me can tend to be very driven and stubborn, inconsiderate of
others' feelings. The female in me
is more nurturing and comforting, longing for peace through diplomacy. The male in me desires to establish and
to create. The female in me loves
to worship and to express my deepest feelings toward my God.
If you are uncomfortable
with this idea (especially as a Christian), remember that we are all called to
be the Bride of Christ! We
are all destined to be married to, or joined with, the Spirit, not eternally betrothed
to the separation that exists in the flesh. The most homophobic people I encounter are usually unsure of
their own sexuality and insecure about their heterosexuality. Secure people are
at peace with self, with others and with God.
Modern references to
Mother God get so many narrow-minded people bent out of shape. But if we believe that God is ALL,
then He is Mother as well as Father.
I have recently begun to see and accept the idea of the Holy Spirit as
the female aspect of God. Consider
the descriptions, attributes and expressions concerning it/her: comforting,
nurturing, helping, gentle - a dove.
In recognizing this, I am neither promoting
androgyny nor free sexual expression.
I do hold fast to the idea that monogamy, whether hetero or homo, is the
best, safest and most intimate type of relationship for this earthly
realm. Yet, as we ascend from this
physical unconsciousness into the spiritual consciousness, we will be neither
male nor female, only spirit. We
will no longer be married to one another but will all be betrothed to the
Christ. We will all be the
same. We will all be spirit. Sex, sexism and sexuality will be a
distant memory. And, we will
finally be free... delivered from flesh.
Quote of the Week
"There is neither Jew nor
Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus."