Manifesto: Let us be Women who Love

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By Idelette McVicker | Twitter: @idelette

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Let us be women who Love.

Let us be women willing to lay down our sword words, our sharp looks, our ignorant silence and towering stance and fill the earth now with extravagant Love.

Let us be women who Love.

Let us be women who make room.

Let us be women who open our arms and invite others into an honest, spacious, glorious embrace.

 

Let us be women who carry each other.

Let us be women who give from what we have.

Let us be women who leap to do the difficult things, the unexpected things and the necessary things.

Let us be women who live for Peace.

Let us be women who breathe Hope.

Let us be women who create beauty.

Let us be women who Love.

 

Let us be a sanctuary where God may dwell.

Let us be a garden for tender souls.

Let us be a table where others may feast on the goodness of God.

Let us be a womb for Life to grow.

Let us be women who Love.

 

Let us rise to the questions of our time.

Let us speak to the injustices in our world.

Let us move the mountains of fear and intimidation.

Let us shout down the walls that separate and divide.

Let us fill the earth with the fragrance of Love.

Let us be women who Love.

 

Let us listen for those who have been silenced.

Let us honour those who have been devalued.

Let us say, Enough! with abuse, abandonment, diminishing and hiding.

Let us not rest until every person is free and equal.

Let us be women who Love.

 

Let us be women who are savvy, smart and wise.

Let us be women who shine with the light of God in us.

Let us be women who take courage and sing the song in our hearts.

Let us be women who say, Yes to the beautiful, unique purpose seeded in our souls.

Let us be women who call out the song in another’s heart.

Let us be women who teach our children to do the same.

Let us be women who Love.

 

Let us be women who Love, in spite of fear.

Let us be women who Love, in spite of our stories.

Let us be women who Love loudly, beautifully, Divinely.

Let us be women who Love.

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About Idelette:
Idelette is founding editor of shelovesmagazine.com. She’s a bit intense, granted, but she’s getting to be really okay with it. She was born and raised in South Africa which shaped her longing for justice and freedom for everyone and a deep, deep love for Africa. She also worked in Taipei as journalist and discovered that Heaven might look like lingering over oohlong tea in the mountains of Chiufen. She moved to Vancouver, Canada a month before the millennium turned. She is married to Scott, has three young children and loves Sisterhood. She blogs at idelette.com and tweets @idelette.
 

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  • Glo

    This entire blog is amazing! I will be a woman who loves.

    • http://www.idelette.com idelette

      Thank you so much! // Fantastic! Love it! #clickingheels

      • Missy Eula

        Would love to have permission to print this and hang on my wall so I see it everyday! Yes?

  • Tracey

    Does this site have a Spanish version? Do you want a Spanish version of articles etc translated?

    • http://www.idelette.com idelette

      We don’t yet … Are you interested in volunteering? :-)

  • http://oshetablogs.wordpress.com/ Osheta Moore

    I’ve been following Shelovesmagazine more closely since the 25 day so of prayer for Syria. I don’t know what’s taken me so long to subscribe! This is an incredibly beautiful community and this manifesto….wow. Gorgeous and inspiring. I want to print it out and keep it near my kitchen sink. I’m looking forward to digging deeper and reading more from your contributors.

    • http://www.idelette.com idelette

      Hi Osheta, somehow I just got to see this comment tonight. So so happy we’ve found each other. We need another post from you!!!!! Please? xoxo

  • http://paulagamble.blogspot.com/ Paula Gamble

    This is beautiful! I love your heart! Yes, let us be women who love.

    • http://www.idelette.com idelette

      Thank you, Paula. Thank you …

  • Daniela

    Have I ever told you how much I love this?

    • http://www.idelette.com idelette

      Awwww, thank you, my friend.

  • Melinda Cadwallader

    YES! Let us be!!! I choose to be a woman who loves. when this world says I shouldnt, I can’t or my entitled emotion says to stop. I choose to be a woman who never stops loving.

    • http://www.idelette.com idelette

      Wonderful. Wonderful.

  • Amy Hunt

    AMEN!

    • http://www.idelette.com idelette

      Thank you, friend.

  • Anna

    As I read your manifesto, my eyes softened, as if a lingering tension from witnessing pain, gave a way to hope through love in your words. BEAUTIFUL!

    • http://www.idelette.com idelette

      Thank you so much for your beautiful words, Anna … One heart at a time.

  • Michelle Gunnin

    Let us be. Such a powerful message.

    • http://www.idelette.com idelette

      Thank you! Yes … xo

  • Jennifer Lower

    Idelette, I am preparing for a Mother-Daughter Retreat — please, oh please, may I use your liturgy for our Sunday morning worship time? This will be held at Mingus Mountain in Prescott, Arizona — I am one of the pastors planning the event. Rev Jen Lower