Paul wrote letter/s about women needing to wear veils as well as other things that people don’t sit well with especially the feminists. But perhaps we are taking something that’s more metaphorical, a bit literal? Perhaps in his time and his culture, this was the norm and that it was appropriate to take it literally. But not so much now. So what can it mean now? It has to mean something now because it’s part of the biblical story. Let’s look at it metaphorically.
But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is the same as having her head shaved.
The temple used to have a veil. Only the high priest could enter into this space hidden behind the veil, to meet with God. When Jesus died on the cross, the veil in the temple was torn. This means that now everyone can enter this place to meet with God by His grace.
So then, to wear a veil, not a torn veil, but a whole one, means that women need not gossip or complain or nag-slash-remind people about what they need to do. They need to enter the place in the temple behind the veil, to meet with God in private, alone.
Not all but many women don’t like to do things alone. Humans were made to be social creatures but more so with women, they need to do everything with their galfriends, and their husband (in which they become one person and absolutely have to compromise on everything).
So quiet down, in fact, don’t speak, and then ask your heavenly husband, what you should do or any questions you may have.
In my next Friday 8:00pm (NZ), I will post about this exciting verse:
A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. (1 timothy 2:11-12)
See you all next time and remember, you are allowed to be bald.