Affirmation of Baptism – God’s call for justice:
In the Affirmation of Baptism (ELW p. 236), spoken by many just this past Sunday as part of the worship service on Pentecost Sunday, we – God’s people – recall God’s promises made to us and God’s call and command for us to continue in that covenant which God first made with us:
You have made public profession of your faith. Do you intend to continue in the covenant God made with you in holy baptism:
to live among God’s faithful people,
to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper,
to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed,
to serve all people, following the example of Jesus,
and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth?
I do, and I ask God to help and guide me.