COB President issues Holy Week letter; calls for forgiveness

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Council of Bishops President Ken Carter

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Council of Bishops President Bishop Ken Carter has called on United Methodists to use the Holy Week to forgive one another and to seek forgiveness in return.

In a Holy Week pastoral letter released April 15, 2019, Bishop Carter, who is also the resident bishop of the Florida Area, noted that the complications of life in a denomination, or a local church, or a family call us to walk as closely as we can to our Lord, in works of piety, and as closely as we can to one another, in works of mercy.

“As United Methodists, we would benefit from a greater capacity to forgive one another, and to ask for this same forgiveness in return.  Jesus models this for us, from the cross (Luke 23),” he said.

Click here to read the full text of Bishop Carter’s Pastoral Letter at Holy Week.

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