Thoughts for Today

  • Day 30 with the Belhar Jesus is Lord. To the one and only God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be the honor and the glory for ever and ever. — from the Belhar Confession In your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; yet do ...
  • Day 29 with the Belhar We believe … that, in obedience to Jesus Christ, its only head, the church is called to confess and to do all these things, even though the authorities and human laws might forbid them and punishment and suffering be the consequence. — from the Belhar Confession But Peter and the apostles answered , “We must obey God rather than ...
  • Day 28 with the Belhar We believe … that in following Christ the church must witness against all the powerful and privileged who selfishly seek their own interests and thus control and harm others. — from the Belhar Confession God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: “How long will you judge unjustly ...
  • Day 27 with the Belhar We believe … that the church as the possession of God must stand where the Lord stands, namely against injustice and with the wronged; — from the Belhar Confession You shall not render an unjust judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great: with justice you shall judge your neighbor. You shall ...
  • Day 26 with the Belhar We believe … that the church must therefore stand by people in any form of suffering and need, which implies, among other things, that the church must witness against and strive against any form of injustice, so that justice may roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream; — from the Belhar Confession Take away from me the noise ...