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When I am ordained I shall wear purple

When I am ordained I shall wear purple

A lament for the Church of England’s actions by Mia Smith:

When I am ordained, I shall wear purple

with killer heels and bright red lipstick

And I shall go round preaching from the Bible


…The liberating truth that Jesus calls women

and tell those who say otherwise that it is they,

not I, who are bad theologians.

I shall sit down with fellow clergy

when we are tired of fighting for equality

and going the extra mile with grace when we are put down,

And we will make up for it:

by encouraging one another as Scripture says,

and praying for those who abuse us,

and rejoicing that we are suffering

(but just a little bit) for Jesus,

And we might even eat some chocolate. …

Read it all here

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