by Kelly Pelton (written 04 Oct 2020)

Not one of us resembles God closely
although we're made in His image somehow;
our loving Creator who lovingly 
heals and molds our souls, before Him we bow.

It's tragic to misrepresent the Lord
while claiming to represent Him, pastors:
preaching favored spiritual status of men
with women treating men as their masters.

With God there is no partiality,
the Bible repeats again and again;
how many years must elapse before you
recognize gender hierarchy as sin?

God speed the day we figure out how to
include sisters in the clergy, leading 
congregations as representation
of our Lord whose sheep they're humbly feeding.