Forgive us

“Go, and from now on do not sin any more.”
— John 8:11

In this one phrase of today’s Gospel, Jesus shows His mercy as well as giving a stern warning. It’s about making the choice every day to reconcile to Him.

To sin no more.

Is life without sin even possible? I wonder, because it’s the constant battle going on within my soul.

Jesus showed us that it’s possible, which is why God came to us in human form.

But it’s something I struggle with every day. I consistently fall short.

Maybe this is God showing me that, despite my failings, that it’s about striving for the goal of perfection. If achieving perfection in this life is the requirement, then I would expect that heaven is pretty darned empty.

For today, I choose again to keep striving. To not lose faith and hope.

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