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Title: Is It a Crime to be a Woman?
Date: 01-Feb-2005

It hurts, my Lord. It hurts so much. I suppose you will never understand how I feel because You came as a man, not a woman. What have you to say to this? My parents have six children – two girls and four boys. My brothers are married and financially well off. My sister and I are single and earn just enough to cover our daily expenses while still living at home. But my father has willed his houses to our brothers! Where will we live when Pa and Ma are here no more? Do we have to look for our own shelter while our brothers live on without any fear of being evicted from home? It’s so unfair!

Further, Dad keeps pressurizing us to get married, thus making us feel guilty for not having been proposed to by the right men. Don’t we wish we could bring our little ones for them to cuddle and kiss? Oh Lord, it is painful. Please help me, I pray.

For Meditation and Prayer

Isaiah 66:13
“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.”

Matthew 12:49-50
“Pointing to His disciples, He said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.’”

 



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