It is argued by many that God is revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and we are not at liberty to tamper with divine revelation simply in order to satisfy our liturgical needs or to bow to cultural pressures. Maternal images of the Godhead do occur in Scripture, Num 11:11-12; Deut 32:18; Isa 42:14; 46:3-4; 66:7-9; Hos 11:3f; 13:8; Mt 23:37; Lk 13:20f; 15:8-10. Are these sufficiently numerous or weighty for us to demand that liturgical language be either inclusive or gender-free? Some inclusive revisions of the liturgy refer to the Trinity as ‘Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier’; or as ‘God, Word, and Spirit’. But these are at once more specific (and therefore more limited) and more abstract than the usual definition of the Trinity. There may be more mileage in language about God which uses more mix of both maternal and paternal images and metaphors.