I am reading and pondering the second book by women writers in as many months. You have to understand that I have about 30 or 40 books on my “to read” stack. I rarely FINISH a book. I start and mark and read… and eventually I finish. But I am a Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey is the second book I’ve inhaled. (A quick note to my writing friends. Yes, I liked your book too. But it wasn’t hitting me as much where I LIVE. And these did.)
The first book I read, Pastrix by Nadia Bolz-Weber I’ll write about another time. It is taking me longer to process because it got way under my skin.
The book that is making me smile and say YES YES YES!!! is my current read, I am a Jesus Feminist. I’m not done with the book, but the quote that has made me stop and re-read and cry (a little) is this one…
“…regardless of the circumstances unique to us, the voice of God has a habit of breaking through the noise of our lives, giving us a turning point, an epoch, so that we mark the rest of our lives different from that moment on.”
EVERY TIME God has gotten my attention in a deep, visceral way, I have been changed. Every time I take that next awkward dance step of trust, I am renewed. And every time I try to talk about it, or blog about it, I fall short in expressing what has happened to me.
I am, truly, both a Pastrix and a Jesus Feminist. How these titles will live themselves out as I love God and serve God’s people, I can’t exactly tell you at the moment. But I know that with God’s help (and Divine intervention when I am so thick), it will happen.
I am leaning on God’s love for me, and waiting. Expectantly. Hopefully. And, sorta/kinda/not really peacefully. (Just being honest…)
All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.
Julian of Norwich.