Thursday, May 09, 2013

Spiritual Motherhood Will Rock the Church!

The day after Pope Francis called  religious women to become "spiritual mothers" the media is covering the story of Sister Megan Rice, 83, Michael Walli, 64, and Greg Boertje-Obed, 56,  who admitted to cutting fences and entering the Y-12 site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, which processes and stores uranium.

The July 2012 incident prompted security changes.
Sister Megan said she regretted only having waited 70 years to take action.
A jury deliberated for two and a half hours before handing down its verdict. The three members of Transform Now Plowshares face up to 20 years in prison following their conviction for sabotaging the plant, which was first constructed during the Manhattan Project that developed the first nuclear bomb.
Sister Megan Rice has  given witness to the ministry of spiritual mothers in a prophetic and  faith filed action. She stands strong in the Christian tradition of civil disobedience and the martyr's refusal to cooperate with the death machines of war and destruction.

Spiritual motherhood is a witness to the civilisation of life against the civilisation of death.

Spiritual motherhood is a witness to the service of the feminine, disarming the power of patriarchy.

Spiritual motherhood builds community among the vulnerable and the dispossessed.

Spiritual motherhood nurtures elders of vision committed to the Gospel of peace and reconciliation rather than apologists of doctrinal semantics.

Spiritual motherhood is a gift and grace to a Church  broken by the culture of abuse of power and children.

So go well Sister Megan with your companions. In the tradition of St Peter, I say you rock!!

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