Failing to Listen to One Another; One Body

Prayer of Confession

We confess we fail to listen to one another. We focus on what we want and blame one another. We see the future and yearn for the past. We see traditions and assume they are outdated. Help us to listen to one another so that we might learn the wisdom of the young and the creativity and passion of the old. Help us to be the one body of Christ made up of many parts. Amen.

Assurance

You are God’s beloved. Whether you are old or young or somewhere in between, you’re beloved. Whether you are cantankerous or boisterous, you’re beloved. Whether you’re blindly optimistic or mired in pessimism, you’re beloved. The Good News is we are all beloved and all important parts of the one body of Christ. Share this Good News with your neighbor.

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 1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 12, 1 Corinthians 12:12-21, 1 Corinthians 12:13-26, 1 Corinthians 12:14-20, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Ezra, Ezra 1, Ezra 1:1-4, 3:1-4, 10-13, Ezra 3, New Testament, Old Testament

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