No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the Lord,” for they shall
all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity,
and remember their sin no more.
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In my unscientific research poll, I have been asking people of various ages why they worship.
The answers are all over the map but there is a consistent theme. Most all reference the part of the
liturgy with confession and forgiveness - even more specifically the very words of absolution -
"....by his authority, I declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins." Some people even
speak of those words in terms of food - "delicious, satisfying, hits the spot, what I am hungry
for." For many knowing that they are forgiven is the dawn breaking on a new day filled with
hope and possibility. We worship the God who can so sublimely offer what our empty
soul needs. Hope beyond anything we can cook up for ourselves.
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Holy God, we grow in the knowledge of your love and grace. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
Writer, poet, artist, human, citizen, learner, scruffy, goof.
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