CREATION OF A JUST AND COMPASSIONATE SOCIETY
A Feminine Project
God desires that human beings live in peace and harmony with one another and nature. This harmony was lost when sin entered the world and patriarchy emerged as a consequence (Genesis 3: 16). Women lost their God given identity and were given an identity constructed by the patriarchal society. In the process, certain human qualities like compassion, nurturance, and cooperation, which were termed as feminine were also suppressed. This resulted in injustice and oppression, taking humanity farther away from its task of creating a just society. Jesus' experience of God as Abba, his proclamation of the Reign of God and his integrated personality wherein he combines both the feminine and masculine dimensions of the human psyche paves a new way. The creation of a just and compassionate society is possible only when the feminine qualities of the human psyche are recognized as equally valuable and allowed to blossom both in men and women.
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