More and more these days I realize that there’s a lot I probably should know that I simply haven’t taken the time to learn. As Christians, I wonder: Do we have a greater responsibility to be informed?
For instance, if I’m truly following the example of Jesus, shouldn’t I know why I keep hearing on the news that there are so many refugees at the border of Myanmar and Bangladesh. As a Lutheran, shouldn’t I have read the Augsburg Confession? We can’t know everything, of course.
But this year I am vowing to take my fact-checking away from my editor’s desk and out into the world. There are places in my life where “I don’t know” should not be good enough. What should you know that you haven’t taken the time to learn yet?
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Sarah Carson.
Today we remember Philipp Melanchthon, renewer of the church, who died in 1560. We also observe the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession, 1530.
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