The Old and the New

For my write-up today on church, I’ll quote the Prayer of Confession from the liturgy:

“O God of laughter and tears, we come in this Lenten season weighed down by the past.  Sometimes we feel trapped by past actions, past attitudes, past beliefs.  We feel as if we are wandering in a desert, carrying burdens, losing our way.  Sometimes we hold fast to this past, hold fast to our prejudices and our fears.  We criticize, we judge, we despair, we doubt our ability to change.  Break open our hearts, pour in your transforming and renewing love.  Keep our eyes on the prize—-new life in You.  Amen.”

About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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