Over the weekend I finished reading Out of the Silent Planet. It was good, but it’s not my favorite piece of fiction by Lewis. Probably because I’m not much of a science fiction fan. I didn’t have the second book of the trilogy with me (I was on an airplane on the way to Baltimore) so I started reading Memoirs of a Geisha. So far, it’s fascinating. I discovered Pearl Buck a few years ago and it’s been interesting to see how many similarities there are between the Chinese culture represented in The Good Earth and Memoirs.
Reading books like these make me very thankful to have always lived in a culture so heavily influenced by Jesus. I’ve never been treated like property, never been sold into slavery, and never been considered less of a person simply because I’m female. I tell my daughters regularly to be thankful they were born to be women in America today. Any other time and culture and it’s very possible that they would already be “married” to someone twice their age.
Not with Jesus. Jesus treats women as individuals. Jesus sees no difference between men and women. He blesses each with gifts to use for his service.
Jesus is good. God is good.