NCR: Women Don’t Need to Look Far to Know God’s Will
We were made to allow God to plant beautiful things in our souls and then to help them grow.
By Carrie Gress, Ph.D.
There is a deep chasm today between the cultural understanding of woman and the Church’s model of the ideal woman, the Virgin Mary. The gap between the two is so wide that it is almost laughable to suggest in secular circles that Mary isn’t an obstacle but a guide to true happiness. How, then, can we narrow this gulf? How can we recapture Mary as a model?
The source of the struggle seems to be that the more we drift from understanding ourselves as daughters of God, the foggier the path back to the Trinity becomes. It is as if the path to where we were was erased entirely and we have to forage anew to find our way back. But what if there were a shortcut? What if this shortcut were written into our very skin?