9. For men who have children, their duties might distract them from the responsibilities of being a parent.
8. Their physical build indicates that men are more suited to tasks such as chopping down trees and wrestling mountain lions. It would be “unnatural” for them to do other forms of work.
7. Man was created before woman. It is therefore obvious that man was a prototype. Thus, they represent an experiment, rather than the crowning achievement of creation.
- Make sure everyone assigned to a task is in church to do it (including visiting priests and musicians)
- Lead the service and announce songs, prayers, etc.
- Ensure everything moves along swiftly and efficiently
- Give a flawless, well-delivered sermon that speaks to people, or lead communion in an inspirational way
- Reach out to visitors and guests
- Greet church members warmly and kindly
- Not get flustered by anyone who is angry, aggrieved, or stressed for a particular reason
- Check in with members who are suffering from health or personal problems
- Make sure the church building is not too cold, hot, dark, sunny, or noisy (those darned woodpeckers!)
- Fill in if someone doesn't show up or needs assistance with one of the various tasks in the service
- Pay attention to the congregation to see if anyone looks like they are struggling or in emotional pain
- Keep track of her teenage daughter (if her husband is not there)
- Listen and respond calmly and appropriately to everyone who approaches her
- Make sure no one does anything outrageous or inappropriate (and if they do, figure out how to respond)
- Ensure that the doors and windows are locked, or that someone has taken care of that
- Be prayerful, prophetic, and worship, while doing all of the tasks above
So remind me again why many denominations (including the Catholic church) are so adamantly opposed to ordaining women? Favorite excuses are "God said so," or "Jesus chose only male apostles." To that I say codswallop!