Lent 2017, day 4

lenten-reflections-on-the-confession-of-belhar“I love that we Presbyterians have embraced the Belhar Confession. With it we confess the global evil which is also our particularly American evil. We claim our hope that in the church, Jesus Christ’s reconciling work has reconciled us with God and and with one another.”
Steven Toshio Yamaguchi
Lenten Reflections on the Confession of Belhar

On this Lenten journey, may I embrace the Belhar Confession in word and in action. Open my eyes and lips and heart and arms to know and to live.

This Lenten season I am using a new resource to explore the Belhar Confession: Lenten Reflections on the Confession of Belhar, edited by Kerri N. Allen and Donald K. McKim. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), in which I serve as a teaching elder (pastor), added the Confession of Belhar to our Book of Confessions in 2016. This confession came from the Dutch Reformed Mission Church during its historic struggle against apartheid in South Africa.

See you along the Trail.

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