Just some of the women heroes in my life:
For this very special month, I certainly wanted to do more than just celebrate the achievements of women, I wanted to dig in deeper to understand the spiritual impulse behind the many lasting reforms women have initiated throughout the years. So what I did was to collect a number of selected stories and ideas from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy that highlight the spiritual undercurrent behind all reforms. In the Bible I share a story from the Old Testament when a group of sisters were able to overturn an oppressive law about inheritance. In Science and Health, I chose selections that bring out what true reform is and how it is happening today.
A question and a response are central to these readings:"A higher and more practical Christianity, demonstrating justice and meeting the needs of mortals in sickness and in health, stands at the door of this age, knocking for admission. Will you open or close the door ... ?"
"In this revolutionary period, like the shepherd-boy with his sling, woman goes forth to battle with Goliath."
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For those of you who would just like the citations, here they are!
Num 27:1-8, 11
Num 36:5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13
340:23-28 (to ;)
Hymns are taken from the Christian Science Hymnal
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