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confession: fear of “uns”

God of new life…
too often, we we seem to be controlled by our fear of “uns”;
fear of the unexpected…the unknown…the uninhibited.
Sometimes, like the magi from the East,
we respond to our fear by taking an alternative path,
because that really is the best plan.
And sometimes, like Mary, Mary, and Salome,
we respond by running away as fast as we can,
not saying a word to anyone…
even when what we’re afraid of is your life-changing good news.
Give us the wisdom and the courage to know
how to respond to our fears…
and more importantly, to your renewing presence…
even now…as we offer our silent confessions…

Submitted by Scott Cervas, pastor at Meadowthorpe Presbyterian Church (Lexington, KY)

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