God as a Woman?

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  1. Victor Victoria says:

    Calling God “our Father” is surely to use a metaphor, not to be taken literally.

    My Father died when I was 9 years old. My Mother never remarried … and she was a strong, reliable and loving protector of her two sons. The Church cannot change this. I remember my Father vividly, and with great fondness … he was tender, nurturing and loving … as was my Mother. Patriarchal ideas need to give way to these realities … after all, single mothers are rather common in this day and age.

    God created us in his image and likeness … both the male and the female of the species. And there are plenty of feminine metaphors for God in the Hebrew Testament.

    Ultimately, God is ineffable, and we should be careful not to be too quick to pronounce, declare and define what cannot be grasped except as mystery.