Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I will not give up

I will not give up on Jesus because old men decide I don't deserve a seat at the Table where decisions are made, theology is studied and doctrine debated.  I will instead answer them with grace and turn as Sarah Bessey encourages us to and get on with the work I am called to do.  I commit to stop vying for a seat at the proverbial table and instead I will slip down more fully into the seat of my calling of what Jesus, my Jesus has called me to.  For he was never an old man but he can also never be unseated by any of them.  So send me outside, tell me to go elsewhere, there is grace enough for both of us and the Table is irrelevant.


"Let Us Be Women Who Love"

by Idelette McVicker

Let us be women who Love.
Let us be women willing to lay down our swords words, our sharp looks, our ignorant silence and towering stance and fill the earth now with extravagant Love.
Let us be women who Love
Let us be women who make room.
Let us be women who open our arms and invite others into an honest, spacious, glorious embrace.

Let us be women who carry each other.
Let us be women who give from what we have.
Let us be women who leap to do the difficult things, the unexpected things and the necessary things.
Let us be women who live for Peace.
Let us be women who breath Hope.
Let us be women who create beauty.
Let us be women who Love.

Let us be a sanctuary where God may dwell.
Let us be a garden for tender souls. 
Let us be a table where others may feast on the goodness of God.
Let us be a womb for Life to grow.
Let us be women who Love.

Let us rise to the questions of our time.
Let us speak to the injustices in our world.
Let us move the mountains of fear and intimidation.
Let us shout down the walls that separate and divide.
Let us fill the earth with the fragrance of Love. 
Let us be women who Love.

Let us listen for those who have been silenced.
Let us honour those who have been devalued.
Let us say, Enough! with abuse, abandonment, diminishing and hiding.
Let us not rest until every person is free and equal.
Let us be women who Love.

Let us be women who are savvy, smart, and wise.
Let us be women who shine with the light of God in us. 
Let us be women who take courage and sing the song in our hearts.
Let us be women who say, Yes to the beautiful, unique purpose seeded in our souls.
Let us be women who call out the song in another's heart.
Let us be women who teach our children to do the same.
Let us be women who Love.

Let us be women who Love, in spite of fear.
Let us be women who Love, in spite of our stories.
Let us be women who Love loudly, beautifully, Divinely. 
Let us be women who Love.

Originally published in SheLoves Magazine