Before 2015, covering my head for church was just a fond memory of my childhood back at St James Anglican Mission (a rural Anglican church of my birth). I met an American woman online who calls herself, "The Veiled Anglican". I was quite curious as to why a white woman would subject herself to such torture of head coverings. You see, as a black, African and married woman, I cannot visit my in-laws in pants and a bare head. I cannot go anywhere near an inlaws' gravesite in an "unworthy" manner. You can say that this created a rebellious spirit me, until I met April (a.k.a The Veiled Anglican"), that is. April ministered to me through her blog and taught me the virtue of accepting your womanhood with grace. For her, veiling was one of the many ways she felt called to be obedient to the Lord. She influenced me to a point that I can never attend the Evening Prayer service at our church without covering my head. It brings warm memories of how my grandmothers would pull any piece of cloth nearby and cover their heads during family prayer time. It has become my thing now and I thank God that he has done this work in me. I am a selfish person by nature and never do anything I deem unnecessary. I trust Him to continue his work in me like He has done with this "little matter". This excerpt from an EO blogger (feminist atheist-turned-Episcopalian- turned - EO) also opened my eyes.... "The Church taught that it mattered to the angels whether women cover their heads. But why? Was the covering “a sign of submission to her husband,” as some commentaries say, or “a cultural statement of inferiority,” as one woman told me in explaining why she would not wear a veil? A friend and former dean of a Lutheran seminary in Norway, Håkon Haus, pointed to another possible reason. He looked up I Corinthians 11:10 in Greek: “Therefore the woman shall have exousia [right, power, authority] on her head for the sake of the angels.” The word exousia, said Håkon, also occurs in John 1:12: “As many as received Him, to them He gave exousia to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” I felt a light go on. Was St. Paul saying that the head-covering was an outward sign of my “authority, right, power” as a female child of God, recognized by the angels? It rang excitingly true! God asks voluntary submission and obedience of His children. I chose to wear the sign of my feminine—as distinguished from masculine—authority. But why should the angels care?" The above struck me as interesting in that, within the African culture, a head covering on a woman does indeed signal that the one who is covered is in a position of dignity and honor. I cringed once I gave this a second thought. I suspect that I will be veiling more from hereon, especially during Eucharist. Maybe this form of obedience is what God is whispering in my ears, in order that I move towards the fullness of my Christian calling. Thank you for reading all the way to the end. I had to share these thoughts for some reason I cannot understand at this point. Feel free to add your thoughts.