Quote for Reflection (Sunday, May 8, 2022)

“For some the bible’s androcentric grammar and predilection for masculinizing God has become an idol, so much so that folk would rather be unmothered by God than embrace God or Christ as our mother. Yet God is so far beyond gender that in scripture God has a womb, birthed the sea and fathered the rain – though the bible stops short of giving God male parts; no one gender can contain God. God is trans, transgressive, trans-gender, transcontinental, transnational, transreligious. God’s love transverses and encompasses all things.”

Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney on “Christ our Mother” (Lk 13:34)