A bizarre new statue depicting a naked woman sporting medusa-like braids and the signature lace collar of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just been installed alongside statues of Moses and Zoroaster atop the courthouse of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court. The artist calls it a symbol of female empowerment, but the public sees it differently.
“Let us forgive and ask forgiveness! … The acceptance of God’s forgiveness leads to the commitment to forgive our brothers and sisters and to be reconciled with them.”
-St. John Paul II
“The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
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When facing miscarriage or infertility the feelings such as confusion, shock, frustration, irritability, or for the woman to see herself as having less value than other “fertile women” may make sense. A woman may begin to internalize statements such as “God does not love me or does not care for me. Surely He knows that I am open to life, to be fruitful, to raise children and He has not made it happen.” These initial feelings are expected because a woman never dreamed of having reproductive challenges.