Lecture by Rev. Mrs. T. Geels
“A church is diaconal or she is not.” This is a remarkable start of a short lecture about the diaconal meaning of the church.
Although the church is male in her organisation, with a long patriarchal tradition;
she is female in her essence, a body of mercy. With care for those who lost their way in life. Sharing in love, searching for wholeness and happyness.
This female origin of the church is, with a male sturcture of organisation, rooted in the old Jewish tradition of the Bible.