quoting the BibleReverend Mother is looking for a quote one might have at hand--(read the story over at her place.
The problem is that I like the offbeat texts--the genealogy at the beginning of Matthew, which reveals a list of women with, ahem, interesting relationships, or where Paul rants to the Corinthians that he's glad that he didn't baptize any one of them (well, maybe except this one, and that one), or again in Paul (the end of Galatians), where he writes, "See what large letters I make with my own hands."
But the one that came to mind was also from Paul's Letter to the Galatians:
". . .for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus."
Real equality, real freedom, and resting fully, deeply, truly in the knowledge that we are in the right place with God.
Speaks to me.