Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
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Theme: Confession (Feb/Mar/Apr 2017 issue)
All Proposals Due 03/04/16
“Father, I have sinned against heaven.” —Luke 15:18
The parable of the prodigal son pivots on a celebration. One son’s repentance and homecoming prompts preparations for a party; the other son’s indignation at the joyful reunion causes a new kind of pain for the father. God desires a healed and joyful relationship with us and among us. What is the role of confession in repentance? How do we recognize and acknowledge what needs healing in ourselves? Our separation from God—sin—causes suffering for ourselves and others. How do we take confession beyond the generic to the personally significant and still understand ourselves to be beloved children of God? How does communal confession affect initiatives for social justice, sustainable living, and mutual support? How can facing our complicity in human suffering propel us to action rather than despair?
Posted by Sally Clark.