Society so often pits men and women against one another in a battle of the sexes, but what if instead of being at odds, we learned to value each other for the unique gifts we’ve been given? Seems like a better use of our time and effort! Saint Catherine of Siena said that if we want to set the world ablaze, we simply need to be who we were created to be. Imagine being so confident in our identity as sons and daughters of God that we light up the world just by being ourselves and encouraging each other to live up to our full potential.
Our words can resonate deeply in the hearts of others — they have the power to shape and inspire change. But if we distort our gift of femininity, or as my homie JP2 calls it, “the feminine genius,” we become destructive rather than constructive.
Maybe these new friends can intercede for you as you take on Spanish class, or help you navigate life with Hispanic parents, holiday parties with lots of relatives, and abuelas who try overfeed you without understanding the concept of veganism (“What, you don’t eat pork?!”)