Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Dorothy Sayers (1893-1957):
Perhaps it is no wonder that the women were first at the Cradle and last at the Cross.
They had never known a man like this Man—there had never been such another.
A prophet and teacher
who never nagged about them, who never flattered or coaxed or patronized;
who never made arch jokes about them, never treated either as “The women, God help us!” or “The ladies, God bless them!”;
who rebuked without querulousness and praised without condescension;
who took their questions and arguments seriously, who never mapped out their sphere for them, never urged them to be “feminine” or jeered at them for being female;
who had no ax to grind and no uneasy male dignity to defend;
who took them as he found them and was completely unself-conscious.
I love this! Thanks Dorothy.