Women: stronger and fairer/ Men: weaker and uglier

May 28, 2013 at 12:57 am (Commentary)


And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.

The above text blows your mind away. Ruth’s declaration is so inspiring!

‘During the war years, Hopkins acted as Roosevelt’s unofficial emissary to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Roosevelt dispatched Hopkins to assess Britain’s determination and situation. Churchill escorted Hopkins all over the United Kingdom, and converted him to the British cause. Before he returned, at a small dinner party in the North British Hotel, Glasgow, Hopkins rose to propose a toast. “I suppose you wish to know what I am going to say to President Roosevelt on my return. Well I am going to quote to you one verse from the Book of Books. … “Whither thou goest, I will go and where thou lodgest I will lodge, thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.” ‘

Source:  Wikipedia

I often try to analyse the beauty and strength of the young Gentile widow, Ruth’s words, but without too much success, except when I hear them they bring tears to my eyes! Maybe it’s the power of the strong female voice.

As I grow older I increasingly recognise it’s not so much a question of women’s equality; the fact is they are far and away ahead of men philosophically, socially and morally!

Of course, they look so much better than men. That’s probably why I’m more than ready to fall in love with many of them. Oh, that they would fall in love with me, but alas no! How could they? When I see myself there is little wonder: a broken down mere shadow of my former self, old, without the redeeming and interesting features of a roué!

Such is life, but thank God for women like Ruth, and also for those women not quite like her!


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