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God calls all to serve him

February 27, 2015
Elsa Isaacs, on behalf of the Women of MHR Ministry
Most Holy Redeemer Parish, San Francisco

Who among us would say, in light of the growing gap between female and male college graduates, that women should stop going to college? Who among us would say, in light of the growing disparity between the number of men and women in professional occupations, that women should stop entering these occupations?

God calls all of us to serve him. We serve best when we use the specific spiritual gifts he has given us. If children, regardless of whether they are boys or girls, have been called to serve God in our church, should we dissuade them from following the call God has put into their hearts? Some would cite increases in weekly attendance as a positive effect of doing just that.

What are the negative effects tomorrow for dissuading girls from service in the church today? Our church has survived innumerable wars and countless crises for the past 2,000 years. Although the heart and message of our church has remained constant, the structures and procedures of the church are not as they were 2,000 years, 1,000 years, or even 50 years ago. Are they?

May we reflect upon what the heart of the church and its teachings entail. May God then push us as one body to make any changes on this and other issues facing us ... for our good and the good of all of his church.

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