O higher than the Cherubim,
More glorious than the Seraphim,
Lead their praises, Alleluia!
Thou bearer of th'incarnate Word,
Most gracious, magnify the Lord.
Long has it been my conviction that proper appreciation of the Holy Family, i.e. Jesus, his mother Mary and Joseph his foster-father, would go a long way to clearing up cultural confusion over roles of men and women in the church and family (domestic church). Appropriate love, honor and respect can then be given to men and women in their God-given roles without unncecssary competition and confusion.