Today’s post by Sarah Hyde is part of a synchro-blog called “We Are The Other” over at SheLovesMagazine.com. There are some powerful stories posted already, so be sure to wander over there in the next few days!
The moment won’t soon leave my memory.
I was sitting in the audience of my church, which I adore, listening to the announcements. The male pastor began explaining a new discipleship and leadership program designed to train believers to go into ministry. I shared a look with my roommate, whispering to her, “Wow, I would love to do this!” She smiled and nodded excitedly… and that’s when I heard just one sentence that removed any possibility of my participation.
I looked around, scanning the reactions of other churchgoers, but I was the only one who seemed to feel shattered in that one word: men.