Apparently there are a lot of people in the haunted hallways of blogdom who are pleased that St. Frank never said, “Preach the gospel at all times, if necessary use words.” At least this is the opinion of someone who has written on St. Francis and had deduced that all the Kid Brothers of St. Frank have been wrong in misquoting said Saint. And perhaps he’s right.
But all you theologians in the house might want to help me here as Peter says this, (1 Peter 3:1-2)
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.
Or is this verse only for use by my complimentarian friends. And only applicable to those lacking dangly bits. I’m just asking.
UPDATED: I’ve added the link to the CT article that started this conversation. [HT: Brad Boydston whose Random posts are a must read.]
Note that (as I say in the comments in response to my very good friend, Dan MacDonald) this passage is a continuation/re-enforcement of what St Peter has been saying in the previous Chapter. And as Dan says in response, “…on the value of deeds to give life to words we are in complete agreement. Would that there be less talk and more walk…. from all of us.”