From the Editor (October 2016)

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Woman’s work has been defined for women throughout time. Women have also defied their assigned roles for as long as these roles have been assigned. As this month’s Bible study tells, Jesus trusted not only the voice of women but their ability to uniquely know how to share his good news. The Samaritan woman at the well in John 4 was not the poster child for what society considered exemplary living, yet she was the person Jesus chose to share his good news. Our first evangelist, as Bible study author Janet Wolf calls her, is imperfect. She is bold and unreasonable. She was in a position to understand Jesus’ message in a way others were not. She was in a position to tell Jesus’ message in a way others were not.

United Methodist Women—trust your understanding and your voice. As United Methodist Women members you are transforming through education and developing as leaders. You are growing spiritually and are changing communities through service and advocacy. You are a faith leader, a disciple of Christ, a person with spiritual authority. God’s voice is calling you.

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About Tara Barnes

editor of response, the magazine of United Methodist Women.
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