It was nearly 400 years ago now that a brash, brave young monk made a public declaration that the church needed to have a conversation. The pope was selling salvation. The priests were exploiting their flocks. The people were cowering in fear. Luther had finally come to a breaking point and he had one message: Repent.
Today will we repent from self-righteously judging our neighbors? Today will we make a clean break from our self-dependence? Today will we trust our whole lives over to the will of our good Father? Today will we come home? Today is a gift. It is a gift to tell those of us who will listen that there is life in repentance. There is a God who is for us.