“What does it mean to follow God in working to end structures that curtail and limit material, social, and spiritual freedom? What does it mean transform social norms, cultural values, and institutional arrangements that unjustly incarcerate people? How can we reimagine our use and consumption of resources so that every person can have what they need to thrive? How can we become co-conspirators and collaborators with others in following God in ushering in the ‘kin-dom’? How can we be open to new ways of worshiping, preaching, and teaching to proclaim with integrity the year of the Lord’s favor?”
Jessica Vazquez Torres
Lenten Reflections on the Confession of Belhar
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.