Episode 4 of The Handmaid's Tale has left the audience without hope, as June goes back to being Offred. The bible nerds, Heather and Holly, dissect the MANY bible references in this episode. Three Busy Ladies dig deep to find the nuggets of goodness within the darkness. Join us as we talk about the uncomfortable bath scene, the freaky ritual at the baby shower, and much more. Strap in folks ... This is a good one.
Gender Traitor of the Week
Balm of Gilead
JuliaN of Norwich
Julian of Norwich was a 14'th century mystic and and writer. She was an "anchorite" - which was kind of like a hermit / nun. Anchorites typically lived in self-imposed imprisonment in rooms attached to churches where their devotion and sacrifice would bring divine revelation and salvation. Julian of Norwich was the author of the first book written by a woman in English.
In her book "Revelations on Divine Love" she writes,
“But Jesus, who in this vision informed me of all that is needed by me, answered with these words and said: ‘It was necessary that there should be sin; but all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.'
C. S. Lewis is to Baptists what Nikola Tesla is to hipster tech-bros.
I can't quit you Clair's!
And just in case you were wondering when your baby will be a tomato...