Thoughts for Today

  • Day 24 with the Belhar We believe … that for God pure and undefiled religion is to visit the orphans and the widows in their suffering; — from the Belhar Confession Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. — James 1:27 (NRSV) Share this:EmailFacebookLinkedInPrintTwitterMorePinterestPocketRedditTumblrWhatsAppLike ...
  • Day 23 with the Belhar We believe … that God supports the downtrodden, protects the stranger, helps orphans and widows and blocks the path of the ungodly; — from the Belhar Confession Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever; who executes ...
  • Day 22 with the Belhar We believe … that God frees the prisoner and restores sight to the blind; — from the Belhar Confession And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good news brought to ...
  • Day 21 with the Belhar We believe … that God calls the church to follow him in this; for God brings justice to the oppressed and gives bread to the hungry; — from the Belhar Confession When came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood ...
  • Day 20 with the Belhar We believe … that God, in a world full of injustice and enmity, is in a special way the God of the destitute, the poor and the wronged. — from the Belhar Confession Then looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor,  for yours is the kingdom of God. “Blessed are you who are ...