In a moment of distraction this weekend while attending the generally enjoyable Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College, I wondered about sexual or gender equity. My question is this: if society were to truly value and honor some positions that are intrinsic to women, namely mother and wife, would women (some of the complainers anyway)be less clamoring to become say, priests or police officers, or any position typically seen as "man's work." Yes, one could argue everything in the past was seen as man's work, that isn't what I mean. I'm thinking of positions TODAY that when thought of one almost always conceives a man performing the position. Just a question.
"Therefore whoever is not illuminated by such great splendors in created things is blind. Anyone who is not awakened by such great outcries is deaf. Anyone who is not led from such great effects to give praise to God is mute. Anyone who does not turn to the First Principle as a result of such signs is a fool.Therefore open your eyes, alert your spiritual ears, unlock your lips and apply your heart, so that in all the creatures you may see, hear, praise, love and adore, magnify and honor God, lest the entire world rise up against you." -- St. Bonaventure, Itinerarium mentis in Deum