It is hard to be faithful to any church when so few seriously address the conflicting dilemmas only a Mother can experience.
Many Moms today remain guided by ancient tales and an ambiguous hierarchy. Others seek out the loopholes in religious texts for the sake of survival in an uncertain world.
The breakaway by modern Moms from rigid religious practices have tossed matters of sex, home, children, men, personal fulfillment into open society.
Once constrained by absolute faith in religious dogma, Moms are taking the heat for heaping their inner conflicts onto an unprepared world.
We are all still figuring this out.
But solutions to the issues of the day are not found in fundamental belief systems that have failed Mothers generation after generation.
They are not found in mindless devotion to the likes of popes and priests who value an isolated existence, reading books about a life they cannot live and about a kind of love they will never know.
The practice of showing respect to the few religious Mother figures for their ’suffering’ is at odds with the stirring of admiration for those with Mama Bear tendencies.
There are enough situations in our world today to be reminded of suffering and too few celebrating the strength born of Motherhood.
If I am supposed to believe what religions, priests and clergy say about the order of life, why have I been given the opportunity to believe in something so much more concrete and powerful?
Like my own experience as a Mom.
Moms needing support, hope and opportunity to carry them through life’s ordeals are fortunate to find a welcoming place in church communities. These churches do commendable and altruistic work which would only improve if Mothers could see themselves at a higher place in the religious order.
For me to act as if a priest, pastor or nun is somehow closer to god than I am, is to deminish the value of my own experiences.
Imagine what would happen if we looked further within ourselves as true believers, accepting the fact that Moms are the creators of life on the earth as ordained by god.