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confession: way, truth, life

One:           Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Way.

All:       You call us to walk with you, but we prefer other ways, which seem just as good.

      Your way is difficult, and requires sacrifice of status, money, and power,

      while other ways offer us a good life filled with plenty.

      Forgive us when we choose the good life instead of your abundant life.


One:     Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Truth.

 All:       But your truth contradicts everything we know about economies and institutions,

      so we close our minds and hearts to the suffering our truths inflict on others

      and on creation.

      Forgive us when we accept lies as truth.


One:     Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Life.

 All:       Your life is the light of all people, but we prefer to put boundaries around life,

      believing some lives are more valuable, some ways of living are more acceptable,

      some lives cannot be tolerated.

      Forgive us when we restrict your life-giving to our rules.



Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL

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  1. Thanks for this one! The last part in particular fits in well with my “disposable people” plan.

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