I guess you could call this my "coming out" post, in a sense. Because I have been struggling with something for many years, and have finally decided to go public with it all. I am not prefacing my article this way to poke fun at anyone. It is simply the best way I know to introduce a decision that has made a big impact on my life. It is a controversial issue among some in the Catholic Church. Rest assured, though, I am very sure of the path I have chosen, for I was guided there by the Holy Spirit.
Holding your breath?
I wore a veil to Mass last Sunday, which was the first Sunday of Advent.
This is where you gasp and say to yourself, "You know, Joni had already gone pretty far off the deep end when she became Catholic. But now? Now she's trying to take us back to the time of women held under the tyranny of men. Doesn't she know Vatican II liberated us from all that? Poor, poor Joni!"
Okay, maybe that's a bit overboard. Maybe you're just thinking, "Why in the world would she want to do that?"
I'm so glad you asked! ;o)
For many years, I have puzzled over the passage in I Corinthians 11. Most people who are familiar with it will recognize that reference as the "how to celebrate the Lord's Supper" passage. Yes, it is. But there are several verses preceding that part, which address the appropriate way for men and women to come to the table.
And, as always, I welcome your questions. I am never offended by questions!