The first Christians were women–Mary, our Holy Mother, and her cousin, Elizabeth. The first to praise Jesus was Elizabeth when she said “And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me?” (Luke 1:43). She is the first to recognize that Jesus is the Son of God
Jesus performed His first miracle at the request of His mother, showing His respect for women (”The Wedding at Cana, book of John)
Jesus and the Woman of Samaria—even Christ’s disciples were surprised to see Him speaking to a woman so earnestly. He wanted to educate her, and He spoke to her just as He would speak to a man. Throughout the New Testament, Jesus spends a lot of time with His female followers, making sure that they are just as educated as His male followers (Book of John, 4.21)
The Beatitudes (Mathew Chapter 5)–These teachings are what should be at the heart of Christianity. Here, Jesus gives loving attention to the marginalized and powerless in society, and who is more powerless than women? Jesus takes the side of the oppressed and offers them blessings
“….I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5.28) To me, this verse is particularly feminist because instead of blaming women for the problem of sexual harassment, or asking them to cover up so that they don’t tempt men, Jesus is putting the sin on men ONLY–to me, He is very clearly saying here that lust in these situations is not the women’s fault for not covering up, but it’s the mans fault for looking at her in a lustful way
“…a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh” (Mark 10.7) Here, Jesus describes a marriage in which man and wife are joined together as equals. One is not dominant over the other, but rather they become One.
In Luke 8.1, many women were described as being followers of Jesus, and it even says that the women “provided for them out of their resources”. meaning that the women funded Christ’s ministry, making them an integral part of the beginning of Christianity
Luke 10.38–Martha gets mad at her sister Mary because while Martha was cooking and preparing, Mary sat at Jesus’ feet to learn from Him. Jesus says “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her”. Here, Jesus is advocating for the education of women, saying that women should focus on being educated rather than being good home-makers. He recognizes that education will lead to fulfillment, which is why He describes Mary as choosing what “will not be taken away from her”
Mary Magdalene: Her presence is felt everywhere throughout the New Testament, because she followed Jesus even more than the other apostles did. She stayed with Jesus when most of the other apostles had abandoned Him at the hour of His death. Jesus appeared to her first when He resurrected from the dead, and asked her to go tell the others, even though a woman’s testimony at the time was only ½ of a man’s. Jesus knew that, but asked her to go and proclaim it anyway, which shows His immense respect for women. Mary Magdalene was even given the title of “Apostle of the Apostles” because of this, because she was the first to preach the good news
Also, to me, the fact that Jesus never married is very comforting for me. Marriage can be such a patriarchal institution, especially in Christ’s time when very young girls would marry older men. The fact that Christ never took part in this institution shows me that He never intended to have power over women in any way possible
It's just after 7pm an I'm thinking about killing myself
“You wanna know what happens once you kill yourself? Your mother comes home from work and finds her baby dead and she screams and runs over to you and tries to get you to wake up but you won’t and she keeps screaming and shaking you and her tears are dripping onto your face and finally your little sister runs into the room to see what all the fuss is about and she sees you dead. The person she looked up to and loved. The person she bragged about to her friends, the person she wanted to be just like when she grew up, the person that made her feel safe. But she’s never really going to get to grow up and smile and laugh and love because she’ll always be consumed with this feeling of missing you. And now there’s something missing from your family and they can barely look at each other anymore because everything reminds them of you but you’re gone and hurts more than anything. and you think that your mom never cared because she was always busy and yelling at you to finish your homework and clean your room and forgot to say I love you sometimes but really, she loved you more than anything and she doesn’t leave the house anymore, she can’t even get out of bed and she’s getting thinner and thinner because it’s too hard to eat. And at school your best friend sees that your seat is empty and she gets this sick feeling in her stomach and that’s when she hears the announcement. You killed yourself. And suddenly she’s screaming and crying in the middle of class and no one even bothers comforting because they’re all busy sitting there staring at your empty seat with tears dripping down their cheeks and all she wants is for you to hug her and tell her it’s gonna be okay like you always did, but this time, you’re not there to do it, everything is dark now that you’re gone and her grades are slipping, she barely goes to school anymore and she ended up in hospital after taking too many pills because she wanted to see you again. the guys who used to make fun of the way you dressed feel their throats get tight, they don’t talk to each other anymore, they don’t talk to anyone, they’re all in therapy trying so hard not to blame themselves but nothing works. and your teacher who always gave you a hard time stares blankly at the wall, she quits her job a few days later. Now everyone who knew you, whether they were a big part of your life or someone you passed in the hallway a few times a week, they carry this aching feeling around inside them because you’re gone, and they miss you, and they don’t know why you left but it must’ve been their fault and they should’ve stopped you and they should’ve told you they loved you more and that feeling is never going to go away. And so you killed yourself
but you killed everyone else around you too.”
From my favorite post. Don’t do it. You are loved. You can talk to me off anon if need be
— ooc WELL. their family was quite strict, forcing him against his will to go into the academy. and his brother being incredibly uptight i believe shun is the black sheep of the family. i think his parents were frequently exasperated with the lazy boy, though they did love him but he was considered an embarrassment because of the lackadaisical attitude he held with.. you know, EVERYTHING. and the terrible case of work-phobia poor shunsui had to deal with on a daily basis haha.
they were stoic people, i’d think. cold. like his brother before meeting nanao’s mother. coming from such a prestigious family only caused the young boy grief and his long suffering parents were at their wits end. so they let yamamoto deal with him. and even still when in the academy he was such a troublemaker, yikes. i think he often balked at authority ( the only shinigami to dare call him ol man yama to his fACE WHAT EVEN ) but he still held quite a respect for it. the dichotomy of shunsui is really fascinating. doesn’t want to fight and ?? yet?? causes trouble?? all the time but only when something goes against his ideals // morals. though lazy he will fight for what he believes is right so while said laziness is a large part of who he is it doesn’t DEFINE him if that makes sense. and i sorta wandered all around on this one yikes.
hey so here’s more of a headcanon i guess that you never asked for LMAO.
I had the “random classmate” of Wrath’s call her “Okami” because it means “Wolf” and I was thinking “man,Wrath sure is a strange name to give your child, especially in a human au……” so I was thinking maybe I should give her a name???? Maybe it can just be a school nickname, if anyone doesn’t like the idea.
Okay, I thought of this comic when I had the “
headcanon” conversation, and how it would explain how no one in the Servamp family looks alike and then I thought of these 3 scenarios. (I had to make up more random ladies for this comic, none of them will show up again cause I don’t plan on having any OCs.)
1.) Someone mistaking little Tsubaki for Kuro’s son.
2.) Someone thinking him and his sister were a couple. Gross. This one has happened to me once irl.
3.) and then someone thinking Mahiru and Kuro were a couple and Tsubaki was their baby. HHAHAAHAHAHaha
anyways I’m gonna try to answer some more of unanswered asks for age au. ^^;
“Shannon and Tomo have this weird relationship, they’re always giggling about something. When I walk into the room it goes silent and they’re both smiling at each other. I don’t even want to know what goes on half the time.” - Jared Leto about Shomo.