Lent day 17: Gilmore…Women?

Gospel of the day: Matthew 1:16,18-21,24

This morning at approximately 12:06 a.m I finished the original series of Gilmore Girls. This is by far the best show I have ever watched, completed, and adored in all my 17 years of life. It has taught me how to love deeper, be confident in myself, and how to be an independent woman capable of achieving any dream I could imagine.

At the beginning of Gilmore Girl’s run on television, it did’t get the view it expected to get due to the fact that it has the title GIRLS in it. How silly????

The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.” -Proverbs 14:1

This show, while sticking with a solid theme of womanhood and femininity, has strong male roles. There are male roles such as the goofball, the protective one, the clingy kind, the adventurous guy, the provider, the mysterious man, and even the prince charming. But that doesn’t overshadow the power of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore.

Today’s Gospel talks about Joseph, father of Jesus and wife to Mary. It explains the level of commitment to his faith and trust when he said, “Yes. I will be husband to Mary and I will raise Jesus as my own.” This was a testament to men for ages to come.

Mary could have easily raised Jesus on her own. I mean, she’s Mary! She was conceived without any stain of sin and abides by God’s will 110%, meaning that she didn’t need Joseph.

What she tackles, she conquers.” Richard Gilmore

At the end of this Gospel message, it is said that, “When Joseph awoke,
he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him.”  Simple as that. He did as he was commanded.

With Joseph being in Jesus’ life, it does not overshadow the power and influence of Mary. Every child, Jesus included, needs a mother figure of such warmth, compassion, and devotion as Mary. but with that said, they also need a father figure to protect, serve, and provide for their family.

Human life in itself would not be able to withstand without the woman, so why turn the other cheek just because you heard the word ‘girl’. Women can do most anything a man can do, sure, but that’s not the point.

Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”- Luke 1:45

The point is that a show such as Gilmore Girls can teach both men and women of society today the importance of family. I believe fully that a woman can raise a family alone, but that doesn’t mean it always has to be done.

The importance of obedience, knowing how to communicate with loved ones and help one another out is pivotal in all family unions. One thing is clear: family is the main focus in Gilmore Girls. Without a man there would be no Gilmore, but without a woman there would be no Girls


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