Sunday afternoon I was at a church service where a woman preached and kicked butt!
It was wonderful. I think it might be the first time I’ve been in your ordinary ‘run-of-the-mill’ context (rather than a conference I mean) and have been not only engaged and impressed by a woman’s preaching but also touched and ministered to in a very real way. No offence if any of you women reading think I’ve heard you preach by the way – sorry! But I’m pretty sure this is the only time it has happened in a church service.
I think I’m probably always rooting for a woman speaker to be great, and I have heard others who are good and have definite potential to be great. But I think the difference here was that this woman seemed experienced. She seemed to truly enjoy what she was doing, rather than it being under some kind of “I-grew-up-being-told-I-could-never-do-this-but-now-I’m-being-told-I-can-so-I’m-damn-well-giving-it-a-shot-(please-don’t-shoot-me)” pressure to try.
Roll on the days when more women are experienced in this field! Roll on the days when more women are given the freedom to enjoy these kinds of gifts! Roll on the day when…
Oh, no, wait… Let’s not ruin this with a sarcastic, ungracious comment about Certain People.
Preach it, sister!