Lent is the opportune season to confront injustice as we contemplate Christ’s suffering together. Through this season of Lent, we will be going through a six-week journey of repentance, lament, worship, and healing. You are invited to join us as we go through A Just Passion A Six-Week Lenten Journey
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Our Week Four invitation to FAILURE is inspired by Dominique Gilliard’s excerpt originally in Rethinking Incarceration.
Take a moment to breathe, then pray with your breath.
Inhale: I’ve left things undone.
Exhale: Draw near to my mess.
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and forgive our sins, for your name’s sake. PSALM 79:9
Justice asks, “How is righteousness embodied and exuded in how I live in relation to God, neighbor, and creation?” A righteous person treats all people with justice, generosity, and equity. The liturgical prayer for God’s forgiveness that we pray before Communion includes both the things we have done and the things we have left undone. Inaction, silence, and indifference are also failures.
What keeps you from forgiving yourself for what you have left undone?
What keeps you from forgiving others who are complicit in injustice?
How is confession and forgiveness practiced in your justice work?
Consider three ways you have left things undone. Without self-judgment, consider a way toward engagement in something you are passionate about. Find an object that reminds you and put it on your school/work desk.
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