I entered my local grocery store this afternoon. ( Running a bazillion errands with the rental car this weekend. )
The floral and gift shop, if you turn towards the right, heading towards the fruit and vegetable section, is the first thing that you see.
It’s currently full of spring flowers and Easter items.
As I walked by that section, I thought of Mary Magdalene. You see, I have never in my life attending this, that or the other Protestant church, ever heard a sermon about her. The Catholics venerate Mary the Mother, so at least they have some focus on the feminine, but it dawned on me that I’d never experienced that in any of the Protestant churches that I’d attended over my lifetime.
Isn’t that extraordinary? The most stalwart and faithful friend to Jesus, present at the cross and the tomb…Mary Magdalene…nary a word about her. It might be different in your case, not sure.
Makes one think.
I don’t know about you but there are plenty of women in the Bible that I know about from READING the Bible but I don’t recall sermons about them. It’s been very male-oriented in my experience in the church.
Food for thought in this Easter season:)