Thoughts for Today

  • 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 ...
  • Day 25 with the Belhar We believe … that God wishes to teach the church to do what is good and to seek the right; — from the Belhar Confession “With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the ...