Since Cody is out of town for the next two weeks I couldn’t help but think of an old post I wrote about a year ago. This is definitely what I will be focusing on this week.
The Spartan Woman
If you’ve ever seen the movie 300, you’d know that only “Spartan women, give birth to real Spartan men.” The Spartans were known fighters. Training their young men at a very young age to be warriors. To be a Spartan man you had to prove yourself in battle. But to be a Spartan woman was something else entirely.
I can’t tell you why exactly this fascination with the Spartan woman exists for me. I imagine because the Spartan woman represents all that we as women know we can be:
Self-reliant yet, a Passionate a Lover.
She is fearless in the face of battle and seems to have complete control of her emotions. Yet she is still completely woman to the core. How does she accomplish to be so fierce yet graceful at the same time? Poised, but with a wild furry behind her eyes? Love deeply but selflessly sacrifice it all for the sake of truth? What does it take to be a Spartan woman?
This week, we’ll start a conversation. It may be one ended as I dive into this treasure chest of gems, but I don’t care. There’s something to be learned here, something of value, that I believe every woman should know. To me, this is not just some character in a movie. She represents a deeper truth, one that I believe God would have our hearts discover.
So we’ll start with a question: What do you think it means to be a Spartan Woman?