When We Recognize Our Sisters
My friend Lynda once said, “You know what? Jesus was always expanding the circle, making it bigger to include others.” I think of this in terms of family. My grandmother Elizabeth, known as “Betty,” always used to call other women “Sister.” As kids, my cousins and I joked about it and saw it as so old-fashioned; we’d call each other “Sister,” imitating Grandma’s southern drawl. If Jesus made the circle bigger, then I guess it’s up to us as women of faith to ask ourselves, “Who’s in the circle, who’s out and why?”
Learn about the Millenium Development Goals and how organizations and people are using those goals to invite everyone into the circle.
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Susan Baller-Shepard is a published author and parish associate at First Presbyterian Church in Normal, Illinois.
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