It's the day of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration. As we begin this new era, it's also a good day for me to declare how I want to live forward in this period.
*I confess that I have a hard time loving my enemies.
*I confess that is hard to pray in the right spirit for those whom I am angry with and view as enemy.
*I confess that I often place my hope in a false sense of comfort and security.
*I confess that I have not represented Christ well.
*I confess that too often I self-protect.
I commit to...
*not return violence and hate with violence and hate.
*intentionally living in the tensions in order to seek healing.
*learn the way of Jesus who embodied truth and grace, beauty, forgiveness, humility, courage, sacrifice, service, and most of all, love.
I pray for...
*our cities, country, world.
*those whom we most often neglect, de-humanize, harm.
*the United States government.
*personal courage, wisdom, discernment, and Christ's heart and mind.
How about you? What do you confess, commit to, and pray for as we live in these days?