Bold know-how and action can be learned! Just as we practice the piano or a part for a play, regular practice in boldness gives us the strength to speak when we feel hindered or the right steps to take when we would like to hold back. We not only can learn to be bold but also to speak and act in ways that offer a contrast to the noise of the “godless chatter” that occurs in word and deed around us.
How would you finish this sentence? “Bold advocacy is . . . .” Do you consider yourself BOLD in advocacy? Why or why not?
Today we remember Ansgar, bishop of Hamburg, missionary to Denmark and Sweden, who died in 865. This message was adapted from the “I Am She” resource available for free download from the Women of the ELCA website.