Women Who are Valued
“The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the PRESENCE OF WOMEN WHO ARE VALUED.” - Michelle Obama I think of Mary, the mother of Jesus, at this time of year. Her value to the world is beyond measure, but it was not so at the time of her pregnancy. Mary could have been one of our neighbors in Orange Mound. Her circumstances in Nazareth, 2000 years ago are similar in some ways to the many women we employ.
- She was rejected by her neighbors and labeled immoral.
- She was poor.
- She had no voice of influence.
- She had a baby coming and no guarantee of a dad that would stick around.
- She had an impossible role ahead, but for God.