L…Is Still for Mom

11 May

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone. If you aren’t a mother than you most assuredly have one, so it is a day that we can and should all celebrate. I posted this 2 years ago and as I read it over, I see that most if not all of what I had said then is still true today…so here it is… once again…

It has always struck me as odd, that most westerners of the modern age worship a god who is male when it is the female who gives life and who is most likely to care for and nurture the child…of course I suppose that this same fact could also support our belief in a male deity because we can always say…”where did he go? And why did he leave us alone like this?” too.

Sadly however, in our day and age, the single most important indicator in determining a woman’s likelihood to live out her days in poverty is…childbirth. If a woman in this world can call herself a mother, she is more likely than not… to be poor. That in my opinion is the saddest testament to the failures of the human race that I could ever imagine…And the saddest testament to the failures of men because we are supposed to be partners with women aren’t we? So how come so many women have to go it alone, whether they choose to or not.

The abject cruelty and disdain with how many men treat women, has always been puzzling to me because all men have mothers and most men have wives and many men have sisters and daughters too…and it is not uncommon for almost all men to become angry and outraged should anyone say anything bad about their mothers, daughters sisters or wives.

Yet many if not most of these same men never seem to equate other women as being someone elses mother, daughter, sister or wife thereby causing them to treat those women with the same thoughtfulness, kndness, love and respect that all women, not just “theirs”, deserve.

Instead so many men behave so violently towards women that it is enough to boggle any god’s (male or female) mind. But that is the tragic flaw of men is it not? We see violence as a real solution to problems…and we really believe that it is…really.

And so we keep putting each other in charge and we keep coming up with the same solution…to everything…even when we are fathers we still think that it is a good idea to send our sons…or other people’s sons off to war.

I know that women send there sons to war too, but I think only because men make them. I do believe that If moms were in charge wars and violence would be harder to come by…maybe…but I only say maybe because men would still be around to point out, and insist upon,  how we need to resort to violence to get the job done.

So here’s to moms everywhere. I wish you peace and happiness and the love and respect of grateful children everywhere. And I hope you someday get the chance to  take control of the planet and have the opportunity to show us if indeed, love is the answer…to war, hunger, poverty, religion and greed…because we men still have no freakin’ ideas.

8 Responses to “L…Is Still for Mom”

  1. emmylgant May 11, 2015 at 12:51 pm #

    With deep gratitude, thank you.

  2. TamrahJo May 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

    🙂 When I was 8 or 9, my dad told me that in many of the northeastern Native American tribes, the ‘council’ in charge was comprised of women elders – since they were the ones who owned the household goods and were in charge of food production, they were the ones who determined if something was worth going to war over –
    Cuz they knew war is costly, even if you win….
    Dad said he wished our founding father’s had been as impressed with that tidbit of knowledge as they were with the proof that 5 arrows bundled together were stronger than one by itself – 🙂
    Thanks for the beautiful words –
    From a daughter, sister, mother, (maybe some day) mother-in-law – 🙂

  3. avwalters May 11, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

    Though I suspect we’d see fewer wars, if women raised all these violent men, they must have a hand in it, too. And then there’s Margaret Thatcher…..

  4. Davenportsgurl May 11, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    It’s a sad reality, indeed. As a single-mother for nearly 10 years, I struggled to climb out of poverty…

    As for world domination…

    What I think would be truly beautiful, is for men and women to learn to appreciate the necessary, beautiful nuances and aspects of our differing and unique natures; and rather than wasting time and precious lives in competition for “who’s better at what”, we could find a way to love the way we COMPLEMENT one another.

    In my opinion, for the world to finally arrive at a more peaceful place, that’s the ONLY way we’ll get there.

    Loved your thoughts. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Being a mom rocks.

  5. J.R.Goldrich May 11, 2015 at 11:03 pm #

    I love your sentiment, logic, and honesty! You might enjoy reading the book, “When God was a Woman”— I sense you would truly appreciate the anthropological perspective it articulates…Thanks for the wonderful post!

  6. shunpwrites July 12, 2015 at 1:25 pm #

    This is powerful, I echo your sentiments, I’ve always recoiled at the prospect of assigning gender to the Almighty.

  7. gpicone May 8, 2016 at 6:26 pm #

    Reblogged this on ipledgeafallegiance and commented:

    It’s been 3 years since I first posted this but I do believe it still holds up, especially in this most important election year…

  8. thefabulousflamingo May 17, 2016 at 3:07 am #

    This is a great read. You are very thoughtful. Several years ago I commented to my husband that there will be many “folks” who will be shocked when God is a black woman. Then I read THE SHACK! Well done, Sir.

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