One recent Sunday, my pastor used a bicycle as an analogy for faith in his sermon. As I listened, I realized that I could also look at Women of the ELCA in the same way.
When Women of the ELCA began, it might have seemed like an impossible idea. But as we moved forward, we got our balance. We saw great potential. We empowered women around the world. We started and supported many amazing ministries, and we inspired others in their faith journeys.
I fear participants of Women of the ELCA are slowing down. And as with the bicycle, the slower we go, the more off-balance we become. Like in our faith journeys, we must be active, searching, imagining, and moving forward.
We, as participants in this organization, also must keep from slowing down and falling off our bikes. Is your congregational unit or your synodical women’s organization slowing down? Are you losing your balance? How can we get our momentum going again?
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Jody Smiley. Today we remember poet John Donne who died in 1631.