|Posted by God Loves Women on November 26, 2012 at 5:20 PM|
I clicked on this link provided by the wonderful Rev. Pam Smith just now and found Susie Leafe, a female member of the General Synod, sharing on 4OD about how women should not be Bishops.
She suggests that “women look to men for some of the most important decisions of their lives” and “what we [women] tend to do is what happened in the Garden of Eden: Adam stood back and did nothing; Eve made a bit of a bad decision and the world got into a bit of trouble.”
I’m really glad that Susie has explained this. I mean I had been wondering why all the single women across the UK have been wandering around the streets of their towns and cities, disoriented and lost. Only the other day I past at least 15 of these poor souls, lost and without guidance. If only they had a man to help them make their decisions! Perhaps they would be able to have a life that included a job, a home, a social life! But alas, it is not to be, they are condemned to a life of disoriented wandering.
I don’t just say this as a married woman, I say it as someone who was a single mum, yes I know, you’re wondering how I coped! Well clearly I didn’t, in fact what Susie shared has really helped me to make sense of what happened when I no longer had a man to guide me. I just stood in the street, with my children for two years and didn’t move. I mean, how would I have? Without the guidance of one of these males? Truly it was impossible!
I’m just grateful a man did eventually find me and tell me I should get married to him (clearly without him telling me to do it, I would never have known it was a good thing to do, being a mere woman).
I especially like how she describes what Eve did as a “bit of a bad decision” and got the world into “a bit of trouble”. It really helps me to make sense of why everything I’ve ever done until I was married to a man had failed, but now I see clearly. That is what God made me like. Destined to fail, without a man to guide me…
Thank you Susie, for clearing up why my entire life only make sense if I am led by a man. However Susie, I came across a verse the other day and I wonder if you could clear up what they mean, in light of your insight?
“Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned” (Romans 5:12)
I’m clearly reading this wrong Susie, but it seems to be suggesting Adam brought sin into the world, obviously this can’t be correct, I’d appreciate your thoughts…