Sendler was a heroic member of the Polish Underground during WWII. She worked for the Social Welfare Department, and her profession gained her access to the Warsaw Ghetto where, at enormous risk to herself, she conducted a covert operation to smuggle Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto to safety. Through her courage and inventiveness she saved the lives of 2500 children.
We may think of Irena as an exception to the rule, but her actions are well within the scope of an ezer’s calling and ought to expand our ideas of God’s calling on women’s lives. As image bearers, we have responsibility for what goes on in our world. As ezer’s we don’t have the luxury of sitting on the sidelines while our brothers are fighting kingdom battles without us.