Clayboy draws the argument in terms of broad themes vs proof-text verses.
God calls, the church tests, trains and ordains.
And here I stand.
A placeholder for the future. Neither a trail-blazer, nor a Bishop-in-waiting. Not banging my head on a stained-glass ceiling. 'Just' a place-holder for normality, so that those who follow; those with the brilliance and the gifting, can be promoted based on their skills and gifts, and not on the presence or absence of a chromosome.
God called, and I said, "Yes". Here I stand.
God called me. And that trumps all other arguments.
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