Random thought of the day

God created man, and God created woman out of man.

  • Man is attracted to God’s creation — her natural God given beauty
  • Woman is attracted to man’s creation — his dominion and what he creates

Creation and natural order attests to attraction.

1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. 8 For man [i]does not originate from woman, but woman from man; 9 for indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake. 10 Therefore the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11 However, in the Lord, neither is woman [j]independent of man, nor is man [k]independent of woman. 12 For as the woman [l]originates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman; and all things [m]originate from God.

Peripherally related, even though the original subject is head coverings.

Thoughts?

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11 Responses to Random thought of the day

  1. donalgraeme says:

    I think there might be something to this. Perhaps it has to do with the natural qualities of the feminine and the masculine. Worth considering is that when the relationship is God and mankind, God takes the masculine role and humanity the feminine role. I’ve been thinking of a post on the subject, but don’t have anything definitive yet.

  2. theasdgamer says:

    The subject is whose glory should be revealed in church–not head coverings. Woman is man’s glory, man’s glory should be covered in church, so women should keep silent in church. Woman’s hair is her glory, so her hair should be covered up in church.

  3. Perhaps off topic to the original line of thought, but does anyone have any thoughts on the phrase “because of the angels” in v. 10? I’ve always found that cryptic, yet somehow compelling.

  4. theasdgamer says:

    Paul assumes that angels will be present at church meetings and would be offended if man’s glory weren’t covered/hidden. Only God’s glory (man) should be displayed at church meetings.

  5. donalgraeme says:

    Paul assumes that angels will be present at church meetings and would be offended if man’s glory weren’t covered/hidden. Only God’s glory (man) should be displayed at church meetings.

    I believe that is what the early Church Fathers indicated. The early liturgical practices of the Church were conducted with the understanding that Man and Angel together would work towards creating a bit of Heaven on Earth, especially through praise of the Almighty.

  6. A Visitor says:

    “Woman is man’s glory, man’s glory should be covered in church, so women should keep silent in church. Woman’s hair is her glory, so her hair should be covered up in church.”

    On this note, women who do have head coverings on at Mass always catch my eye (I jump between a NO parish, a Tridentine parish, and Byzantine one. Since it’s so rare to see outside of the Tridentine parish, it always automatically knocks them up a few points in my book.

  7. Marie says:

    Honest question, why would angels be offended by mans glory but not Gods glory?

  8. Chris says:

    God’s glory is perfect; ours, not so much.

    Concerning the topic at hand, John summarizes it well:

    http://www.gty.org/resources/bible-qna/BQ022713/head-coverings-for-women

    The United Pentecostals interpret those verses to mean that a woman should never cut her hair, period. I’d say that’s a misinterpretation.

  9. gordax says:

    @Chris “The United Pentecostals interpret those verses to mean that a woman should never cut her hair, period. I’d say that’s a misinterpretation.” but its still a good idea to not cut your hair if you are a woman.

  10. Chris says:

    Not even for hygienic reasons like keeping it from damage? I think they even frown upon that.

  11. Ahlstar says:

    I believe the question of “Why cover her head for the angels?” can be answered in Genesis 6. Too big of a subject to be tackled in a single comment.

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