God is with us in the struggle to survive, amid the throes of poverty, in the fight for freedom, in a world full of violence.
Motherhood is an earthy, human, painful, female event, filled with soaring joy and searing pain. God came to us like this.
And so if we hold the virgin archetype up against Mary of Nazareth, we might be surprised by what we find. What if Mary’s virginity tells us not just about Jesus’ significance, but equally, about hers?
I continue to be challenged by the ongoing need for reconstruction, for the building of a society not based on the evils of systemic racism and environmental degradation; it’s big, overdue work. I feel helpless and lost, I am not sure how to help. It’s a lot, and I am discouraged and overwhelmed. Yet, I am singing.