As times get darker those in power grow angrier and want everyone underneath them to feel their wrath. As I’ve said, I believe they are in place for a reason. I believe that reason to be a call to return to God.
‘All of you must obey those who rule over you. There are no authorities except the ones God has chosen. Those who now rule have been chosen by God. So whoever opposes the authorities opposes leaders whom God has appointed. Those who do that will be judged. If you do what is right, you won’t need to be afraid of your rulers. But watch out if you do what is wrong! You don’t want to be afraid of those in authority, do you? Then do what is right, and you will be praised. The one in authority serves God for your good. But if you do wrong, watch out! Rulers don’t carry a sword for no reason at all. They serve God. And God is carrying out his anger through them. The ruler punishes anyone who does wrong. You must obey the authorities. Then you will not be punished. You must also obey them because you know it is right.’
Walking down a street with a sign will do little to change anything. And while it is nice to be with our neighbors in this communal way, it is not enough. If a revolution is going to start it must start with you- inside out.
Cultivate yourself. Your body is a holy temple housing the Spirit of God. Treat it as such. Do not let the darkness of these times overcome your light. You are precious, sacred.
The best way for a woman to start is a simple yet profound fashion statement. By covering her head. ‘Every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for it is just as if her head were shaved. For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off; but if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should cover her head.’ Woman was created for man, it says. ‘It is for this reason that a woman ought to have authority over her own head, because of the angels.’
Don’t you think it just looks pleasing too? All around the world, in every culture, you can find beautiful women wearing some kind of beautiful adornment on their heads.
I have started wearing head scarves or chemotherapy head wraps and calling them my Christian covering. It is a new trend. Starting here and now. I’ve never been so bold as to proclaim a new trend I’m starting, but I will today. Give it two years. Maybe less with the miracle of modern technology.
The world will be prettier and my work will be done. My work being to make the world a prettier place.