Whole heart love requires whole heart work. Pastor Silverio reflects on the Apostle Paul's words in Philippians 3 about being a place in life where he pursues Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his suffering and offers guidance on how we can get to such place in our own lives.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND PARDON
we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have failed to be an obedient church.
We have not done your will, we have broken your law,
we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors,
and we have not heard the cry of the needy.
Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
From: A Service of Word and Table 1, United Methodist Hymnal.