The Painted Door Church - Chicago
Good News for The Painted Door Church / Romans 12:1-21
Aug 27, 2017
Pastor Mark Bergin
Our country is divided. Rage and fear abound. And people line up across
these divisions convinced of their righteous position. Are we convinced,
too? Is The Painted Door Church convinced that we are among those who get
it? That we are among the enlightened, the compassionate, the inclusive?
God forbid that such delusion would fog our minds and hearts. A record of
misdeeds towers in our wake. We have no moral high ground. In the wretched
public theater of American race relations, we are complacent villains. Yet,
this condemnation and folly has no power to define our future. We are not
subject to its demands for atonement. Nor do we have any reason to spin our
wheels in self-justification. We are guilty and forgiven, shameful and
covered. Repentance is ours. We are free to be new.