Sunday, November 7, 2010
As I sat in Church this morning with my daughter by my side, I looked at the dais and I was so proud of my wife as she stood at the microphone leading the church in song. She does this so well. She is a natural.
Our church has a female paster too. I muse to my self in a day dreamy type of way that some churches are up tight about about the man - woman thing. Yet here we have a church where man and women are being lead and taught by women. Nothing to do with anything kinky just that they are good organisers and competent leaders.
In the bible it talks about being made in the image of God. But given the bible was written by men (inspired by God) and considering the propensity of our species for self promotion, it is fairy unlikely that the good Lord is him/her/it's self is blessed with genitals of any sort.
She then came and sat with me and that was great. Nothing like being associated with greatness.
Collection time came and she reached for her purse and pulled out a $50 note and then reached in and pulled out a second $50 note and said I thought we would give this to make up for last week. Now I am supposed to be focussing on God here but all I can think about is how she has taken the lead here. Firstly she made all the decisions but used the word WE. She chose to give $50 and then another $50. Money I earned. She spent in a way she chose.
Then she hopped up and sang a solo accompanied by the organist. I was thinking women leading and smiled as I realised that the organist was a male. The organ supporting the singing.
Now note that in saying this bit about the male organist and he is supporting. In a way this is submissive. But he is competent. She chose the song. He plays the tune. He has skill. Submission is not about loosing your mind.
At the end, one of the other guys comments to me about how competent my wife is and it just reinforces what I already know but it was nice to hear.