Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Is Gender a Burden or a Gift?
Sisters, brothers, we all struggle with the pain of what it means to be flesh and blood in this world. Our bodies cause us frustration and suffering, whether we see our sex as a liability, foreign and unwanted, or whether we experience the pain of chronic illness or degeneration. “We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption, the redemption of our bodies.”