Sunday, January 23, 2005

Why I love my church: 

here was our "corperate confession" today:

In the scriptures, God, you have given us your Word. Yet we ignore it. Sometimes we use your Book to prove we are right and our enemies wrong. Sometimes we use it to hide from our responsibiltiy to your world. Sometimes we use it to avoid change and growth. We use it as a weapon. We use it as an excuse. We use it to avoid thinking for ourselves.

We confess tht we read what we like, and pretend the rest is not there. We think we can keep your Word bound within a book, safe and harmless. We forget that you are a God who will not be bound, a God who breaks all chains. Gracious God, forgive our narrowness and our cowardsly faith.

We pray in the name of Jesus, the Living Word.

HA! you GO, Mary Jane!