Lent: The Divine Feminine, Day 22
“I’ve kept still for a very long time. I’ve been silent and restrained myself. Like a woman in labor I will moan; I will pant, I will gasp.”-Isaiah 42:14
God’s anguish for human failure to embody justice is captured in the image of a woman writhing, unable to catch her breath in the pain of her travail. This image makes God seem very much present alongside all those who are oppressed by the turmoil and suffering of our world. Out of God’s travail comes a new world in which the blind are safely led, their darkness turning into light.
-The Divine Feminine, Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, p.15