I’ve spent part of this week at a conference for women in ministry. There were lots of stories of gender injustice and discrimination alongside stories of resourcefulness, subversion and transformational love.
Our texts this week also offer narratives of triumph against the odds. In the NL, dreams, differences and deceit give way to forgiveness and reconciliation. In the RCL, isolation and poverty give way to inclusion and acceptance within the abundance of the love of God.
Narratives that speak powerfully into our world today. Which texts speak into your context? How will you use these texts to proclaim another way, the way of a God who is love?
We invite you to share your pain and your struggle as you seek to bring a message of hope for our world and for our communities today. And, against the odds, together we will speak of and reveal transforming love.
Liz Crumlish is a Church of Scotland Minister currently working on a National Renewal Project. A Board Member of RevGalBlogPals, instigator of Spill the Beans and contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, Liz blogs at journalling
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