Saturday, September 18, 2010

The problem with repentance

Every time I work through a major new piece of repentance or forgiveness, every time I hope my heart is clearer of garbage -- it's much like when I clean the garage or the bathroom. The one tiny new bright spot just makes the rest of the mess stand out all the more. (Or realize that while I've been working on that, the yard has been getting out of hand.) Discouraging, even if it may be good for humility.

2 comments:

PS (PSanafter-thought) said...

Which just goes to show that it isn't our "work" to finish and that we can't be made right with our "work."

Weekend Fisher said...

LOL. I enjoy the stench-free zones (or relatively so) all the same. It can be such a relief to be rid of some more of the hooks of bitterness or rage.

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF