Thursday, February 19, 2015

"Catholic Priest Who Died for 48 Minutes Claims that God is a Woman"/
 According to a recent media update, this story is false, but I believe if it hasn't yet happened, it truly will! Won't our male priests and bishops be in for quite a surprise! 
In Genesis, we read that women and men are created in the divine image! So welcome to the divine feminine which is manifest in all of us!
In the bible, the Judeo-Christian tradition God, who is beyond all images and beyond our imaginations in both feminine and masculine images. For example, Isaiah 49:15 "Can a mother, forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb, even she forget, I will never forget you." Isaiah 66:23 "As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you."  Jesus used the image of a mother hen to describe divine tenderness and nurturing love. "how many times I yearned to gather your children together like a hen gathers her young under her wings." Matthew 23;37
For centuries the Catholic hierarchy have ignored the beautiful metaphors for God as mother, midwife, Holy Wisdom in the Bible and in the Christian mystics. 
I have written several books on contemplating God with Feminine Imagery in the Bible and the Mystics: Exploring the Feminine Face of God, Delighting in the Feminine Divine, Heart Talks with Mother God. 

 Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP,

FAKE Story that cause a Media Feeding Frenzy!
"A Catholic priest from Massachussetts was officially dead for more than 48 minutes before medics were able to miraculously re-start his heart. During that time, Father John Micheal O’Neal claims he went to heaven and met God, which he describes as a warm and comforting motherly figure...The elderly man claims that he has clear and vivid memories of what happened to him while he was dead. He describes a strange out-of-body experience, experiencing an intense feeling of unconditional love and acceptance, as well as being surrounded by an overwhelming light.

He claims that at that point in his experience, he went to heaven and encountered God, which he describes as a feminine, mother-like “Being of Light”.“Her presence was both overwhelming and comforting” states the Catholic priest. “She had a soft and soothing voice and her presence was as reassuring as a mother’s embrace. The fact that God is a Holy Mother instead of a Holy Father doesn’t disturb me, she is everything I hoped she would be and even more!”

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