5 thoughts on “Sin”

  1. Wow … great post. Too many things here to discuss and explore.

    Let’s take one: Some of us are prone to fear and anxiety. Sometimes, unnnecessary anxiety. But anxiety and fear are part of our human nature; they come with the territory of being human. We can’t help it.

    You’re right of course that they should be replaced by trust in God. Some people, for a variety of reasons, struggle with that.

    When He created us God gave us many emotions such as hope, fear, anxiety, doubt, worry, trust and so on; in various proportions to variosu people. Some have more Faith and trust than me … because of their circumstances, their devotion, their prayers, or perhaps because they are better than me.

    I may struggle with doubts, worries, fear and trust. How much of that is due to my weakness and my fault as opposed to the proportion of these emotions I was created with compared to someone else?

    How much of my doubts, worries and fears are my own fault and my own sins; as opposed to the many elements that make me? Were I created to be a fearful worrier? For reasons best known to Himslef; perhaps as an example for others to do better?

    I don’t have any of the answers; albeit I and many may have struggled with them.

    Thanx Andie for a great thought-provoking post.

    God bless you.

  2. I once heard a sermon that spoke of despair as the primal sin. And that hope was the redemption. This is a challenging topic all the way around, but one that we must embrace and engage in healing for.

    We are never fully without sin… but we are never fully without hope either, unless we choose to be.

  3. I like the taming part and always think of the Little Prince by Exupery when the fox said he couldn’tplay with the prince because he had not yet been tamed and the prince doesn’t understand what tamed means

    “It is an act too often neglected,” said the fox. It means to establish ties.”

    “‘To establish ties’?”

    “Just that,” said the fox. “To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world . . .”

    “I am beginning to understand,” said the little prince. “There is a flower . . . I think that she has tamed me . . .”

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