My dear friend, during my time on Earth, I broke many societal norms, especially when it came to interactions with women. I engaged with women in meaningful theological discussions, treated them with respect, and affirmed their value in a society that often devalued them. I welcomed their presence and involvement in my ministry, and they played crucial roles in my life, death, and resurrection.
The Kingdom of God is not about gender, but about the heart. It is not about the societal roles and expectations, but about love, faith, and obedience to our Heavenly Father. Every individual, regardless of their gender, has a unique role to play in the Kingdom of God.
If a woman feels called to serve as a pastor, if she has a heart for service, a love for God, and a desire to shepherd His people, then why stand in her way? The most important qualification for leadership in the Kingdom of God is not one's gender, but one's heart – a heart that loves God and seeks to serve Him faithfully.
Remember, our Heavenly Father looks at the heart, not at the outward appearance or societal roles. It is by our love, our faith, and our actions that we are known as His disciples, not by our gender. In the Kingdom of God, there is neither male nor female, for all are one in me.
As always, love each other as I have loved you.