I know what it means to be the other, and it’s not pleasant. Yet, so many times we unconsciously visit that on our sisters. Since many of us have been with Women of the ELCA from the beginning, we might not have felt what other women experience as they join us.
Did you feel welcome, celebrated, appreciated, as a vital, cherished sister at your first gathering? Or did you feel invisible?
We must remember that we all are daughters, precious in God’s sight. We all bring different perspectives to the table, and so, we learn from each other. Be receptive to new and various ideas. Honor this entire community of women.
This message is an excerpt of a Women of the ELCA blog by Dorothy Riley Nevils.
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