The Weight of Wings

chardin - return from the market“The special gift and ability of each creature defines its special limitations. And as the bird easily comes to terms with the necessity of bearing wings when it finds that it is, in fact, the wings that bear the bird, up away from the world, into the sky, into freedom, into the will of God.”

“The world looks for happiness through self-assertion. The Christian knows that joy is found in self-abandonment. ‘If a man will let himself be lost for My sake,’ Jesus said, ‘he will find his true self.’ A Christian woman’s true freedom lies on the other side of a very small gate—humble obedience—but that gate leads out into a largeness of life undreamed of by the liberators of the world, to a place where the God-given differentiation between the sexes is not obfuscated but celebrated, where our inequalities are seen as essential to the image of God, for it is in male and female, in male as male and female as female, not as two identical and interchangeable halves, that the image is manifested.”

“The Weight of Wings” Chapter 8, Let Me Be a Woman. Elisabeth Elliot

This blog is meant to serve as a scrapbook of memories and thoughts for my children and my own reflections as a wife and mom. Follow the links – all in red font.

Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin | The Return from Market 1739

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