Jesus of Nazareth, who had shaken the region with his radical way of living out justice, equity, and healing for all people, chose women to communicate the truth.
In all four gospels, Jesus chooses women to communicate the most important message of all: that Jesus is no longer dead and that the Jesus way of living will be understood as the way of living that reflects the very face of God! The women are chosen to tell the truth — and tell it they do!
The power of the tongue is a gift, given from the One who lived out truth and valued all people. The Divine does not gossip, but speaks words of truth that each human child is loved, worthy, and valued. The Divine within each of our sacred gardens gives us the words of value and respect to offer to our communities and the larger world, so that we are each super heroines who will change the world.
This message is adapted from “Faith reflections: Rumor has it” written by Sarah Scherschligt that first appeared in the July 2006 issue of Café magazine.