The Bible is full of women of great power: Rebecca, Abigail, Tamar, Rahab, Deborah, Esther, Ruth, Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Susanna, Martha and Mary of Nazareth. Some of these names are very familiar and some are less so.
For too long, we have suffered the idea that being outspoken or bold goes against the biblical standards of femininity. No more. We are made co-creators with God through biblical call and through our baptisms. Since the beginning of creation, God has called, gathered, and sent women and men to do work with the Spirit in the world.
Adapted from “Faith Reflections” by Julie Seymour, from Café, 2012.