Choosing Humility over Pride

 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” biblegateway

In the recent events of men and women – for that matter- who are now being called to answer for the crimes of sexual harassment, it has been easy to say that all men are evil. It has been easy to demonize the humanity of men and one – sidedly look at history and say that men are the cause of all our problems. While men have committed many injustices throughout history I do believe it is wrong to say that we should “do away” with them. It hurts my pride to say this but,

we do need men.

More than ever. We need them to do better. We need men to recognize the kingship that has been bestowed upon them. We need them – no we need to tell them – how pertinent it is to treat us women with respect and how much we desire such treatment. They are integral to our existence not only because we need them to make babies; but as an existing human being they are essential to our world. They were designed to be and so they have value.

We women, need to let them know we value them and call them to act as though they have value. I pray those men who have been found guilty and have not been found guilty see the errors of their ways and experience a change that relinquishes them from their pride; so that they understand we were made to serve and not to lord our power over others. I pray the victims are healed and receive the power to forgive.

We do need men and they need us. We all need each other. Let’s do better together.

Advertisements

I’ve held my tongue before and it didn’t help. Now if speaking up causes one’s wrath at least I know I did my part.