As predicted, the list of rich and famous men accused of sexually harassing women is growing. It’s truly disturbing. Of course, creepy dudes aren’t confined to the upper crust. Nor are they new.
You know what is new? The responses they get.
Nowadays the liberal-leftist-Hollywood crowd eschews them while the “family values” churchy crowd elects them.
MAKE AMERICA GROPE AGAIN.
It makes my head spin. It really does.
But something—or someone—hasn’t changed and never will: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
So how did the most powerful Person to ever walk the Earth treat women?
He showed them dignity and respect.
He did this in a time and place where women were viewed through a very utilitarian lens. Basically, they were to pleasure men, cook & clean, and have children (preferably boys).
Yet even in this milieu, we find Jesus elevating the status of women from the well-to-do to the well of Jacob. Spurned Samaritans, mourning Marys, prayerful prostitutes…all were totally safe with Jesus. And they knew it. They instinctively knew it.
Perhaps it is no wonder that the women were first at the Cradle and last at the Cross. They had never known a man like this Man—there never has been another.*
The Gospels are clear: Women in general and each woman in particular had an eminent champion in Jesus.
They still do.