by Kelly Pelton (written 17 Jan 2021)
Sincere and moral people can be wrong, can miss a step toward the Light that guides, the Love that feels as vague and nebulous as unseen kingdom power. Glory hides in small and quiet acts of love, respect, and sharing power in the things that count, in valuing the contributions of the ones whose guidance comes from Christ the Fount. May every blessing grace the men who stand for sisterly inclusion in the ranks of those who lead the church through muddled times; it's on Christ's power each believer banks and trusts His Spirit and His word to lead His sheep. Our carnal means of controlling, excluding out of fear, give way to trust that God works well through women extolling His love and goodness, hopeful healing plans for humankind beyond performance-based religion, making us receptive to relationship, inviting us to taste and see that God is good. Christians can miss the essence of our faith: God pursuing, persuading us through Jesus' sacrifice that He'll stop at nothing in His wooing.