I've been wondering whatever happened to the old expression. It seems to me it is long past time to start using it again. Please ponder the quotes below, which I offer without further comment, and what they mean for the value and dignity of women's unique contributions to life, to the Church and the world:
Our relationship with Jesus changes everything! That is the true meaning of baptism. Our significance and influence is not defined by our earthly parents but through our relationship to God from whom we receive our ultimate inheritance. And our sisters and brothers receive the same inheritance and gifts from God’s Spirit. These gifts never come in pink or blue, yellow, black, or white. Through the power of the Cross, expressed in Christian baptism, we no longer ascribe value, dignity, and worth according to social status, ethnicity, gender, or class. Hallelujah.
-- the closing lines of "The Full Meaning", posted 3/12/10 on CBE's The Scroll by "Guest"
Friends, let us engage principles of logic and common sense, being confident that God is the author of all truth! Scripture and logic tell us that women and men are equally created in God’s image and share equal responsibility for using their gifts in service to Christ. May we, as Christian men and women engage our minds fully in loving and serving Jesus! Hallelujah!
-- the closing lines to, "All Truth is God's Truth" posted 3/3/10 on CBE's The Scroll by Mimi Haddad
When the time has come, nothing which is man-made will subsist. One day, all human accomplishments will be reduced to a pile of ashes. But every single child to whom a woman has given birth will live forever, for he has been given an immortal soul made to God's image and likeness.
-- Alice von Hildebrand in the Privilege of Being a Woman