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Bleak Mid-Winter Lament

Mary E. Klassen

January 9, 2014

Deutsche Fotothek, Baume in winterlicher Gebirgslandschaft 1847 (Wikimedia Commons)

Deutsche Fotothek, Baume in winterlicher Gebirgslandschaft 1847 (Wikimedia Commons)

The questions in Sara Wenger Shenk’s new post on Practicing Reconciliation grow out of a Bleak Mid-Winter Lament:

"How open to scrutiny am I? What are our blind spots as a learning community? As a church? In what ways will our children and grandchildren look back and wonder why we couldn’t see what will seem so obvious to them in hindsight?"

She claims hope, too, from Psalm 51: “Create in us clean hearts, O God, and put a new and right spirit within us. Do not cast us away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from us.”