Just what women are doing today in the different avocations of life? We have only to look around us to find out. There are thousands and thousands of women doing great things in the secular world, so if all women who are following "unusual" pursuits are unmolested, why is there so much prejudice for a woman's work in the ministry. I have been told that there's three ways to dispatch news quickly--"telephone," "television," and "tell-a-woman," and the public doesn’t always relish the idea of having the truth told every time. That is one reason I think that men have so long tried to keep the women still.
Now tell me truly, what do you think about the public ministry of women? Has she a right to preach the gospel of Christ? Before you answer, remember Paul said, "Help those women who labored with me in the gospel."
The same Christ who commissioned Mary to carry the good tidings of his glorious resurrection to the church is still commissioning the daughters, and some of them are daring to follow the "still, small voice" and brave the storm of opposition. The old dark age of opposition to woman's rights is dying fast as the sun of Christian education mounts the sky of our faith. Christ is the mastermind in this great army of gospel preachers, around who clusters our every hope.
Listen, Christ speaks to Mary: "Go, tell my brethren, that they go into Galilee and there shall they see me." Do you hear it, Jerusalem? Do you hear it patriarchs? Do you hear it tombs of the prophets? Do you hear it angels high up in heaven? Then tell it as you fly until all the stars shall clap their jeweled hands and all the spheres go singing along their eternal circuits, Jesus first commissioned a woman to carry the tidings of his resurrection. Let angels shave the darkness with rejoicing wing, let demons howl and carnal Christians croak, but still the commission from the lips of Jesus is "Go tell my brethren, that in Galilee they shall see me."
"Not she with traitorous kiss her Savior stung, Not she denied him with unholy tongue; but she alone would danger brave last at the cross and first at the grave.”