So this reading today really just struck me wrong,
with Isaiah 66:10-14, the author is telling us a positive message I get that, but why use the image of a suckling baby on a mothers’ breast ?
Couldn’t there been a better way to express the message ? I for one do not relate as a male with nursing babies, that is more of a bond for women and their baby.
I got a feeling I am dealing with some closed mindedness on this passage, that being acknowledge an set aside, could someone give a better explanation on this passage and why it is a positive meaning and or how the Church can be described as a woman or Jerusalem as a woman who has a suckling baby… ???
I have a very hard time imagining an inanimate object let alone a spiritual analogy as being first female, then to consider this spiritual or inanimate object to then be an imaginary human female.
It is like someone saying a car is a classy lady, and he loves her so much. ( that is how the reference makes sense to me )
more over to say the Church is the Bride of Christ makes even less to me, as we those of us who participate in the Church make up the Church and or are the Church, and last time I checked not all of us are female, an I do not understand how the " Church " is the " bride of Christ " I thought nuns were considered to be the brides of Christ, or is the referencing of the " Church " the same as a guy labeling his car as a female an thus loves his car.
I am honestly not being sarcastic an I know this can come off as sarcastic cause I read it an am like oh brother, but I simply lack a better way to express my thoughts, so I apologize if I have thus poorly expressed my thoughts.
hopefully someone will understand what I am trying to say.