As propagated using the following tweet:
A prayer to mark @womensday as we encourage people to #BeBoldForChange to build a gender equal world #IWD2017 text - https://t.co/UZDsRTcKol pic.twitter.com/1rlWVCPw2u— Church of England (@c_of_e) March 8, 2017
God our Creator,Your exam questions:
you have built up your Church through the love and devotion of women everywhere:
inspire us to follow their great example that we may with them share in the vision of
your glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
1. Who are "we" that are praying - men, or everybody that prays that isn't one of the women who have built up your church?
2. If you are one of the women who has built up the Church (which is an ongoing process) - are you not allowed to pray this
a. because you've built up the Church, or
b. because you're a woman?
3. By encouraging people to build a gender equal world, is the C of E Twitter feed critiquing those of its bishops that don't want to build a gender equal world because they think women can't be priests / bishops / leaders of any kind except of other women?
4. Is the C of E Twitter feed encouraging us to pray for those bishops to have their minds changed? If so shouldn't the Collect be more explicit?
5. Since the current C of E set up explicitly protects patriarchy - while simultaneously pretending it is only implicitly protecting patriarchy - isn't this tweet meaningless?
6. Am I over-thinking this?