I believe in God who created woman and man in God’s own image , who created the world and gave both sexes the care of the earth.
I believe in Jesus , child of God , chosen of God, born of the woman Mary , who listened to women and liked them, who stayed in their homes , who discussed the Kingdom with them, who was followed and financed by women disciples.
I believe in Jesus who discussed theology with a woman at a well and first confided in her his messiahship , who motivated her to go and tell her great news to the city.
I believe in Jesus who received anointing from a woman at Simon’s house, who rebuked the men guests, who scorned her. I believe in Jesus who said this woman will be remembered for what she did - minister to Jesus.
I believe in Jesus who acted boldly to reject the blood taboo of ancient societies by healing the audacious woman who touched him.
I believe in Jesus who healed a woman on the Sabbath and made her straight because she was a human being.
I believe in Jesus who spoke of God as a woman seeking the lost coin as a woman who swept seeking the lost.
I believe in Jesus who thought of pregnancy and birth with reverence not as punishment – but as wrenching event a metaphor for transformation born again , anguish-into-joy.
I believe in Jesus, who spoke of himself as a mother hen who would gather her chicks under her wings.
I believe in Jesus who appeared first to Mary Magdalene, who sent her with the bursting message , GO AND TELL…
I believe in the wholeness of the Savior in whom there is neither Jew nor Greek slave nor free male nor female for we are all one in salvation.
I believe in the Holy Spirit as she moves over the waters of creation and over the earth.
I believe in the Holy Spirit as she yearns within us to pray for those things too deep for words.
I believe in the Holy Spirit , the woman spirit of God , who like a hen created us and gave us birth and covers us with her wings.