Elkanah openly favoring Hannah. But, that’s no excuse. So here’s the lesson: as women (and
especially women of faith), we need to be supportive of each other rather than working to hurt one
another out of our own hurt.
problems and justifiable pain. Often, we don’t know the struggles of the other wives and mothers
around us. I think that we can learn from Hannah and Peninnah that we have nothing to gain from
tearing each other down. As Christians, even if we can’t fully empathize with one another, we should
do our best to sympathize and support the women around us.