A Confession After the Orlando Shooting

Confession of Sin responsive

Senzenina.
What have we done?

We watch as our children are shot down in their school.
What have we done?

We watch as men and women are shot down while studying the Bible.
What have we done?

We watch as our LGBTQ siblings are shot down at the end of a long week.
What have we done?

Too many God! Too much hatred!
What have we done?

Senzenina. What have we done?
Forgive us, God, for we have sinned. In our every moment use us to be love and justice in the world. Amen.

This confession can be preceded or followed by the singing of Senzenina (What Have I Done?) from the Power of One soundtrack by Hans Zimmer.

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Tim strives to share God’s extravagant love for all–no matter what & without strings. Seeking to follow the lure of the Spirit, Tim writes about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in an era where Christianity has come to be associated with hatred and political wedge issues. “Heinous things have been said & done (& still are) in the name of the One who breathed in the Divine,” notes Tim, “but Jesus shows us that God loves extravagantly.” Following the teachings and life of Jesus is about inclusion not exclusion. It is about compassion, grace, and admitting no one has all the answers. It is about responding lovingly to the best of our human ability. It is about people not institutions. It is about social justice. It is about caring for creation. It is about being who we were each created to be. Tim is a former early childhood educator, a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, father of two adult children and their spouses, and a grandfather of two perfect babies. The former pastor of the Condon United Church of Christ, Tim recently began serving the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Albany, Oregon. He writes from home, from the coffee shop, and wherever the trail leads him.

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