God’s Women: Deborah

Posted at 25 April, at 18 : 29 PM Print

In the Old Testament, we find a woman who can stand up in the midst of men and become a military leader. Imagine that!
In this program, Fr. Mike tells the history of Deborah , the first female leader of the Jewish people. She was a counselor, judge and commander-in-chief. Quite a woman!
Fr. Mike gives the history and background and then moves on to what her story has to say to us today. Why do men resist women leaders?  He then talks about the anima and animus that each of us has, according to the psychiatrist, Carl Jung. Each male has an anima side – the feminine; each woman an animus- the male side. We need to develop the opposite in each of us. If this were true of all, perhaps it would be easier to accept women leaders.

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