Sunday, September 20, 2009

Baby's Got Book

The RCL called for Proverbs 31:10-31 to be read today in church. This is the famous "good wife" passage that used to be read at weddings. It's easy to think that the gender role it prescribes to women is a bit old fashioned, but it's worth pointing out how progressive parts of the passage read. "She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. She girds herself with strength, and makes her arms strong" (Prov. 31:16-17). It's actually a very beautiful passage that I would recommend to anyone.

Anyway, Proverbs 31 comes up in this funny video that came out a few years ago:


1 comment:

Felicity Pickup said...

The bit that caught my attention this morning was: "Give her a share in the fruit of her hands." The world hasn't achieved that yet.