Friday, December 30, 2011

Litany of confession

"The church has withheld the compassion it owes to the despised and rejected; the church has not resisted strongly enough the misuse of Christ for political ends; the church has coveted security, tranquility, prosperity to which it has no claim."

(Jennifer McBride, in her recent The Church for the World: A Theology of Public Witness, adapting Dietrich Bonhoeffer for a model for the church as a public witness leading through confession unto repentance).

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