Today in Sunday school we studied Romans 16 and the comment was made about women serving in the church. Immediately I had the strangest sensation that we women are discussed as if we are some creature – not quite human, but not an outer-space alien either.
More like the bonobo monkey. It is labeled as being the kinder, gentler human cousin. Yes, that’s it!
“Scientists have found that we (humans) are as close genetically to the peace-loving but little-known bonobo as we are to the more violent and better understood chimpanzee. It’s as if they are siblings and we are cousins, related to them both equally, sharing some traits with just bonobos and other characteristics with just chimps.”
Bonobo Monkeys in the church. We are a lesser species in the human race. We are labeled. We are talked about. Discussed in the church and limited by the by-laws that are written down to make sure that we don’t overstep ourselves.
In the underworld of the blogs in the comment sections, we are discussed as if we weren’t even here, and can’t hear, and can’t read and don’t know what they are saying.
Did God make women a lesser being? A being that cannot fully serve Him in church? Or did the church make women lesser beings?
If we are not lesser beings, then why are we limited by what we can do to serve our Lord?
If you are as disgusted as I am in being labeled as some otherly creature than the species that we mate with, some species that even cannot pass on our spiritual DNA to our children, won’t you speak up? Only males can pass on the spiritual DNA to children, and only male children at that.
How can you be silent? God made men and women the same species. God gave us, men and women, one thing that makes us the same species – vocal chords – something that most other animal creatures do not have. Use them! Speak up!