Jesus comforts and uplifts, not least through His congregation. But uplifting and comforting is something that is based on reciprocity: waiting for someone else to take the initiative doesn’t help anybody. The Chief Apostle’s exhortation by video.
What is definite is that there is gender equivalence and equality of the sexes before God. This is why, since the beginning of the year, women can also be entrusted with ministerial authority. This has doctrinal and practical implications.
God makes it rain. He saves Noah and his family through the ark. And at the end He makes a promise. This was the basis of a divine service with the Chief Apostle, which focussed on gratitude for a very particular God-given promise.
“The apostolate decides that women can be entrusted with ministerial authority.” Isolated Bible verses are cited against this decision. However, these relate less to the authority than to the mandate. And the Church takes this into account.
So how is this frequently quoted concept of firstling to be understood? The Chief Apostle made it clear that this is not a question of the exclusiveness of an elitist group. Once again he explained that this is about the call to serve God and our neighbour.