Prudence, Justice, Strength

“Practice prudence by bringing wisdom
to our decisions and refraining from
taking unnecessary risks.

Practice justice by asking questions
about those who have less than we do,
looking for root causes of injustice
and ways we can respond.

Practice courage by considering
those places in lives where
we experience fear
and self-limitation.

Carry a sense of strength
to whatever life brings us
and a willingness to go
into unknown places
for the sake of growing closer
to God and to our
own deep desires.”

Christine Valters Paintner, PhD Desert Mothers and Fathers: Early Christian Wisdom Sayings Annotated and Explained

Which of these practices (prudence, justice, courage, a sense of strength) do you most want to nurture in yourself?
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Discuss…strength and perception

Feminism isn’t about making women stronger.
Women are already strong.
It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.
G.D Anderson

So Constance…whattya think?  Agree?  Disagree?

What is the way that the world perceives women’s strength?  Men’s strength?

More basically, how is strength in general perceived in and of itself?

Is the definition of strength operating in our paradigm an accurate one?

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