Hierarchy are still debating on whether to grant women the role of being a Bishop. Oh dear, this is like a tale from ye olden days.
It is alike a stubborn seaside donkey who has done the walk it's way lifelong and has the bit between it's teeth refusing to change. Blinkers on seeing the same old view over and over. Just keeping his eyes on plodding to the retirement pasture. Get the link?
Men and women ARE equal in God's eyes, but, His giftings are given at His choice and they are not equal. If God has qualified ANYONE and they desire to stand up and speak out and USE His giftings, who are we to over rule Him!
Lord, help the Church of England put out to pasture these outdated and unhelpful attitudes which are under utilising the giftings You gave in women. I am a strong woman and I do not plod along but rise to a gallop when required and when the need arises and not just walk or trot or worse, stand still. Amen.
The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. He redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion