For those of us who have been told that we are too much – too loud, too opinionated, too smart, too bold, too quiet, too curvy, too skinny, too sexual, too intense, too feeling, too soft, too tender, too young, too old, too liberal, too conservative – may we say: you belong here with us.
May we be the women who make room for the too-much among us.
For those of us who have been told that we are not enough – not smart enough, not ambitious enough, not good enough, not spiritual enough, not rich enough, not enough wife, not enough mother, not enough friend, not strong enough, not educated enough, not experienced enough – may we say: you belong here with us.
May we be the women who make room for the not-enough among us.
In a world and a culture, sometimes in families and pasts and contexts, rife with lies about our very created and called selves, Almighty One, sweep the entanglements of our sin and those lies from our souls. Show us that our fetter is but a spider-web compared to the force of your freedom sweeping in, the wonder of your wide open door and fresh air, the sisterhood we have now.