Lent 2017, day 12

lenten-reflections-on-the-confession-of-belhar“As a new creation, the church must remember the very incomprehensible love of God that reminds it of its comprehensive mission in the world.
Kang-Yup Na
Lenten Reflections on the Confession of Belhar

Perhaps by its nature
love is incomprehensible.
We stumble.
We fall.
We judge
create systems of domination.
Still God loves.
Loves us as we are.
Loves us that we might be
who God intends.

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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