A Woman’s Meditation (Ruth F. Brin)
A Woman’s Meditation
When men were children, they thought of God as Father;
When men were slaves, they thought of God as a Master;
When men were subjects, they thought of God as a King.
But I am a woman, not a slave, not a subject,
not a child who longs for God as father or mother.
I might imagine God as teacher or friend, but those Images,
like king, master, father or mother, are too small for me now.
God is the force of motion and light in the universe;
God is the strength of life on our planet;
God is the power moving us to do good;
God is the source of love springing up in us.
God is far beyond what we can comprehend.
"Ruth F. Brin was a literary pioneer famous for her authentic Jewish poetry, prayer services, scholarly articles, children's books, librettos, memoir, and at the age of 86, her first novel." Learn more via Jewish Women's Literary Archive.