As those of you who are regular readers of this blog know, I call you to action. What action you take is up to you, but I challenge you to speak up and speak out and let others know that Christian women are tired of second-class citizenship.
Saturday, I stopped at a hair salon that I hadn’t been to in a while to get my hair trimmed.
The stylist was a Hispanic young woman and as she was washing my hair, she asked me how I styled it. I said to this young lady, “I’m old-fashioned. I just use curlers on the top because that is all I know how to do.” I am sure she was imagining an old lady in a robe and curlers and with one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.
I grinned at her and said “I’m not entirely old-fashioned. I’m an activist.”
Then I told her that I work every day for her, and for women’s equality in the churches. I explained a little of what I did and she asked me how long I had been doing it. I told her that it has been for over two years since I started.
“Have you seen any change?” she asked.
I told her no, I have not seen any change.
Change will come, I assured her. One day 30 years from now when she is in church with her kids lined up on a row, she will see the change. Then I realized the kids would be too old to be lined up with her.
“They’ll be my grandkids!” she said. “And I will tell them that I met this lady and cut her hair, and she was working for women to be equal in church.”
I go to different hair salons, and when I do go to the same salon, I always get a different stylist to do my hair. I have gotten some really bad hair cuts. But I have spread the message to these women and men stylists. They are all ages, and they need to know that someone is working for women’s equality in the church and in the home.
Won’t you join me as we spread the word to all we meet that Christian women should be equal in the church and in the home? Will you be an activist?