“Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good….” -Titus 2-3
You needn’t worry, I doubt I shall collapse under a box of cheap wine in front of my refrigerator, but I do empathize with those women who do. I must pause here and praise scripture for so accurately understanding what the secret desires of one’s heart might be…. after looking about the world for a few moments.
Okay, I realize this lament is totally, totally pointless and shall bear no fruit what so ever, but women cannot go it alone. Titus 2 is a lovely piece of scripture, but it is not just directed towards women! Read the entire passage, mediate on it, ponder the obvious symbiosis between men and women in the world. For example, relentlessly shaming, mocking, and ridiculing women, demeaning and dismissing older women, undermining the authority of women….while endlessly quoting Titus 2-3 is the most pointlessly stupid bit of vanity I’ve ever born witness to.
Okay, okay I admit it, the tiny, tiny little bit of something resembling a softening heart is much appreciated. I have learned how to be grateful for even the smallest of crumbs. God is good, indeed.
“Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 8:15