Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Mothering of God

“Not only does the mother metaphor bring us to a new ground of intimacy with God, it can also help us respond to a world at deep risk. . . The mothering of God reveals to us the God who suffers and feels and waits in order to create, birth, and heal. When we relate to this image of God, we’re more apt to make ourselves vulnerable, to incubate what’s dark, care for the wounded, the broken, and the alienated -- the motherless in our world. . . . Might it allow our feminine being to be as important as our masculine doing? Could a feminine metaphor of God help teach us to slowly grow the life of the Spirit inside us?”

-- Sue Monk Kidd, When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions

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