Liturgical Confession from Iona Community

I stumbled across this today and I absolutely LOVE it!  Far too often, liturgy is assumed to be a one-way street.  This confession from the Iona community in Scotland embraces the mutuality between liturgist and congregation.  We are ALL in this together!  Amen!

Before God, with the people of God, I confess to my brokenness:
To the ways I wound my life, the lives of others and the life of the world
May God forgive you, Christ renew you, 
     and the Spirit enable you to grow in love.
Amen.

Before God, with the people of God, we confess to our brokenness:
To the ways we wound our lives, 
     the lives of others
     and the life of the world.
May God forgive you, Christ renew you, and the spirit enable you to grow in love.
Amen.

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