I am a sinner

Before I begin, I would like to thank you when you give me honest feedback.  I read your replies and when I see that I’ve gotten a little preachy, which I honestly do not want to do, or you feel as though my emotions are running a bit high, I am humbled and grateful.

There was a time that I was too proud to look in the mirror and see my short comings…aka sins.  When I dismissed my trespasses, I found that it was quite a cowardly act as well.  I wasn’t sure what to do about that.  When I had this pride thing going on it regressed my spirituality and the wisdom I thought I had…if any at all.  I knew it was keeping me from growing as a Christian but I was too lazy to change from concentrating on material things instead of my spirit.

Bishop Fulton Sheen was quoted as saying:

“Far better it is for you to say: “I am a sinner,” than to say: “I have no need of religion.” The empty can be filled, but the self-intoxicated have no room for God.”

It’s like anything in life.  I had to face it, admit it, and pray about it.  After my epiphany I realized what wisdom was.  I was excited to spread the word but began going about it recklessly.  I finally developed patience and let God show me the way.  I like the fact that, now, any transgression, however small, I recognize as a sin.  It would be unrealistic to think I could ever be seek perfect, but to seek perfection is something I’m called to do.

James 1:4  And let perseverance be perfect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

When Jesus in, Matthew 5:48 calls us to be perfect just as our heavenly Father is perfect, means to me to become whole and complete with God.  That’s the wisdom  I began to understand.  (I used to shrug that verse off thinking that it was way beyond anyone’s reach.)  Perseverance in becoming sinless is something I strive for.  Again, I know it’s a truly difficult task, but I’m up to the challenge and will never look back.

God Bless

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