An oppressor they called him;
Two thousand years of oppression!
And women are down?
Blame it on the Apostle Paul (some would say)
Women got to be submissive in Paul’s day
So, what does this say
About the Lord?
A misreading others say, as
Jesus was good to women–
And they loved him back.
By the mere, more than mere, fact they responded to him,
Was their love for a man who revealed his pure heart
To their souls
Jesus included women,
He did not reject them,
Scold or deny them
He showed them respect.
Maybe a women felt she got no respect
But Jesus friended them as they were.
Guided them where he could;
With gentle loving wisdom,
Which was understood
And despite the wrongs that were done to them,
Jesus gave them the grace to rise above.
If they feared a ruler,
They get a true servant instead.
Who is respected back
For the love that he gives.