The inclusiveness of Jesus in his understanding of God, or being God in Human form, warns us against not seeing others as equals to ourselves, in spite of outward appearances, or each one’s uniqueness.
Jesus prayed to “ABBA”, not using the word “Father” as used in our English translations:
“I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word,
so that they may all be one, as You, “ABBA”, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us,
That the world may believe that You sent Me. And I have given them the glory You gave Me,
so that they may be one, as We are ONE, I in them and You in Me,
that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that You sent Me,
and that You loved them even as You loved Me.
“ABBA”, they are Your gift to Me.
I wish that where I am they also may be with Me, that they may see My glory that You gave Me,
because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
Righteous “ABBA”, the world also does not know You,
but I know You, and they know that You sent Me. I made known to them Your Name
and I will make it known, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them and I in them”.
How can the sexes equally love each other or not think wrongly of themselves as being better than,
or less than the other sex, when we are thinking and speaking of God as being in the male form only?
The Church does us a real disservice by continuing to use sexist language.
Taking us backwards into the sins of Patriarchy and inequality of our past, instead of working to
end inequality in economic, as well as our sexist language and actions.
The everyday language Jesus spoke to his Disciples, his friends, was Aramaic, the word “ABBA” does not limit God to being just the Father, but includes the Mother, or “Our Heavenly Parent”. God having both female, as well as male qualities. Why does The Church keep using Patriarchal, Sexist language?
Futher evidence is that a Creator or more Powerful Being than our vast Universe, such an intelligent cannot be limited by any human sex or race.
We were “Created in The Image of, both male and female”*, does not mean God was Created in our Image.
*From the first Creation story found in Genesis 1:27.
We marvel at such a God, that cares for us little specks in the whole of the Universe that has such perfect Love, and indeed is even more Perfect, than anyone’s most loving Parents.
The worship of a God we cannot afford any longer to limit by sex or race, or worship anything that is less than Perfect Love, for to do so only continues to act to our own detriment in this world that we each have such an affect in, even the so called least of us, for we are then participating in the worship and growth of one who is less than the best!