Sunday, March 17, 2013
Our wounds, not the ones others gave us, but the ones caused by our own sins, faults, and selfishness, are not to be ignored or wallowed in. Why? Well, Jesus touched all of these wounds when he came into this world, lived and died upon the cross. When we say, "He took our sins upon himself," we mean, in this case, that all sin was touched by the divine. Sins are not made holy, but they are the way to holiness. We become humble when we realize that God loves us in spite of our faults, and maybe even because of them. God rejects nothing of us. The humility we have is from our realization of how much God loves and how much we offend. What a paltry response we make. All saints come to God after recognizing the wounds of their lives. Anyone who says, "I don't need to confess. I haven't done much wrong," is never going to become a saint. Aren't saints the ones who go to heaven? Get in touch!