The subject comes from a book of the same title written by Ashley Montagu, a British American anthropologist. The qualities that may save us as a civilization I attribute to women: reverence, respect, gentleness, understanding, appreciation, willingness to submit without losing your integrity, capacity to serve without losing the spirit, concern for binding up wounds rather than inflicting them, the intuition of knowing how to lead with the heart. What changes would be wrought if the world was ruled by women?
Phil Sweet is a long-time friend of UUFDC, and a marvelous and insightful storyteller. He served as minister of Hope Church in Sturgeon Bay and two rural churches in western Minnesota.