Don’t feel horrible if you failed to witness to someone. And don’t feel horrible that you didn’t do it 100% right the first time. It’s OK, it happens all the time, and it will undoubtedly happen again.The most important thing is that through repentance, you wash the stain of the sin of disobedience off in the ocean of Christ’s mercy.
I went to ask Jim if he had stolen, but he talked over me. I let him talk. Sometimes the best way to put people at ease is to let them talk about their favourite subject: themselves. I didn’t mind – I enjoy listening to the old-timers talk about the old days anyway.
You don’t need a crucified and risen Saviour, if you can achieve perfection all by yourself. Take God out of the equation, and bingo, look how much you can do! Look how good you can be! You’re not that bad after all! Look how much guilt of the past you can cancel out!
The Christian is a strange fish indeed. As the Psalmist says, God gave Christians a law to follow, just like everyone else. But when we fail to keep it 100%, God still loves, forgives, and calls us blessed. How does that work? Aren’t statutes there to keep us in line, and punish us?
This month we celebrate the day hope finally came to this world! The world despised God, but He sent His Son anyway. Not because we deserved His kindness, or His gratitude. Not because we are anything special. Not because we did anything special to warrant such compassion. No, God sent His Son because of one reason: He loved us.