by Julia Ong (first posted January 2014) Was it not when the reputation of the honourable Joseph was most vulnerable that his response to God was most just? Was it not when Mary's virginity was evidently questionable that she was most true? Was it not when the Holy Family had left home, found … Continue reading EPIPHANY
by Julia Ong How can it be I am a virgin? How can it be I am an atheist, agnostic, humanistic, a sinner? How can it be without evidence, without prove? How can it be that my new born son would bring me hurt like a stabbed wound? How can it be that … Continue reading Has God-consciousness been born yet?
by Julia Ong (first posted August 2013) Fed by a woman's blood Cradled in her placenta Struggled out of her womb insignificantly among the lowly just like any baby Fed thousands by Providence Cared for by women friends Struggled in the milieu of humanity despicable among the condemned just like any dissident Fed his friends … Continue reading What God is This?
Bernadeen Silva with Lieve Troch. Bernadeen in the picture still has some of the make-up for the part of the innocent 12 year old whose part she played in a skit presented during the 3rd EWA conference in Colombo in 2007 January. In the skit, the little girl had just begun to menstruate, so is … Continue reading Women, Break Through the Ceiling to Freedom (a poem by Bernadeen) Silva)
by Julia Ong (first posted January 2010) I have a friend who was teaching in an all girls school. She has been having difficulty with her class of girls. She despised them for the problems they were giving her so she kept consoling herself that God has given her sons and not daughters. Her class … Continue reading JESUS CAME AS A PRECIOUS GIRL CHILD THIS EPIPHANY
by Virginia Saldanha It's not always like this for women and yet the poem brings out the excruciatingly painful reality of too many women. Even if I have reason to celebrate, even if it is another woman's body being sold, raped, battered, abused - somehow, that other woman's body is my body too. What is … Continue reading What is this Woman’s Body?