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The Blessings and Curses of God our Mother

May 14, 2023 | Amy Epp, Easter, Sermons, Year W

Many of us are becoming comfortable with Mothering imagery for God – so long as that imagery is tender and comforting and caring. But what about a Mother who curses, judges and chastises. The feminine of God is as diverse and expansive as the other gendered understandings of the Divine. Deuteronomy’s curse text warns the people of God that to not follow God’s law will have dire consequences. We human parents know what it is to warn our children that bad choices lead to bad outcomes and we are made in our Mother God’s image.



Amy Epp



Easter, Year W



  • Image: illustration by Khoa Le for the book Mother God by Teresa Kim Pecinovsky
  • Spotify Playlist, including Bobby McFarin’s “23rd Psalm” using Mother images

Hymn: Voices Together, 74, O Worship Our God, All Glorious Above. Text: based on Psalm 104; Robert H. Grant (England); Christian Psalmody, 1833, alt. Music: Sacred Melodies (England), vol. 2, 1815. Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved

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