We’ve Propped Ourselves Up

Words of Humble Confession 

We confess we have propped
ourselves up,
letting pride claim special status
for ourselves at the expense of
our neighbors.

You’ve told us that the vulnerable,
those as powerless as children,
are the greatest in your unfolding
realm, in heaven.

Still we justify the sins of our culture
as somehow Christian.

Release us from our prideful pursuit of
the standards of this world.

Open our hearts and eyes that we can
see you in the weak and powerless. In the name of the little child on Jesus’
lap we pray. Amen. tg

Words of Hope & Assurance Matthew 28:6-7a CEB: He isn’t here, because he’s been raised from the dead, just as he said. Come, see the place where they laid him. Now hurry, go and tell his disciples, ‘He’s been raised from the dead.

Tim is a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, a father of two adult children, and their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. A former early childhood educator, Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has served as pastor of both Disciples and United Church of Christ congregations. As we enter what we hope is the final phase of the pandemic, Tim is beginning a journey of rediscovering himself and discerning next steps. He writes from his home in Albany, Oregon and wherever the Spirit lures him.

Posted in Ash Wednesday, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Days of the Church, Esther, Esther 4, Esther 4:1-17, Matthew, Matthew 28, Matthew 28:6-7a, Old Testament

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