Our Ordained Chaplains scripture verse for today is Galatians 6:2 which reads, “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.”
Our Ordained Chaplains quote for today is from Justin Jepsen. He said, “The greatest lesson for enduring happiness is to serve others.”
In this podcast, we will continue discussing the book Through the Eyes of Women: Insights for Pastoral Care edited by Jeanne Stevenson Moessner. We begin today with the “Foreword” by Letty M. Russell:
In her Introduction to Through the Eyes of Women: Insights for Pastoral Care Jeanne Stevenson Moessner speaks of the gift of new insight often gained in visiting a foreign country. The distance from the familiar helps “… see her homeland with new comprehension.”
Beckoning the reader to accompany them into unfamiliar territory, the eighteen writers of this book are engaged in seeking new eyes of understanding standing through their studies, experience, and theological reflection on what pastoral care from the perspective of advocacy for women might look like. These new eyes and their resultant work make a contribution to the field of pastoral care and counseling that will continue to extend the boundaries. This book, along with Women in Travail and Transition (Fortress Press, 1991), makes new contributions written from within the life experience ence of women available for use in study, teaching, and in the practice of pastoral care. Both those who use these materials and those who continue to write them will make available the good news in forms that frequently have not been experienced by women in crisis.
The insights for pastoral care that are shared in this book are also insights wanting and waiting to be heard. The women serving as pastors, pastoral counselors, clinical pastoral education supervisors, and academics who worked them out have spent time listening to one another over a period of four years. They seek to do what no one woman could succeed in doing, to have their voice collectively heard by the guild. They are calling for a paradigm digm shift from care for women as victims to care for women as part of a human web of relationships, as part of a wide cultural, social, and religious context.
In the visions of home in Part Three of this collection, we can read of women caring for one another and creating networks of support and community for one another. As women learn to value one another as sisters and grow in relationship with others, they also learn to value and love themselves as children of God.
From this experience of self-worth and sisterhood, an experience of coming home to themselves, springs new hope for many cultures in which the full humanity of women together with men can become a daily reality. The new eyes for learning that we gain in cross cultural experiences are the same new eyes that give us hope in this book. For here women become the subject of their own healing so that they may truly be partners with God in making “all things new” (Rev. 21:5).
In our next podcast, we will continue with the “Introduction”.
Now, if you have come across this podcast, and do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, allow me to show you how.
First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.
Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.
He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.
He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.