Season 7: Week 3 | Repentance: Cleaning our Messy House
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Revised Common Lectionary
Lent: A Season of Returning, Ruth Haley Barton
Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation, M. Robert Mulholland Jr.
My Heart in my Mouth, Ted Loder
Transforming Resources: Lent Resources
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I acknowledge my messy house. I repent of my sin of harming others and turn from it. I accept that God has forgiven me. Yet, the consequences and outcomes of my sinful actions manifest themselves in those I love most. They are daily in front of my eyes. This weight, this guilt are my constant companions. You speak of freedom and I long for it. But regardless of how forgiven and free I become, the path of destruction remains…and I weep. Lord have mercy.