To burden or not to burden, that is the question

Sunday March 18th, Psalm 32: Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone. To someone who is burdened down with guilt, the gift of forgiveness is the gift of life itself. To someone who is not burdened down with guilt, the gift of forgiveness can be a nice but rather meaningless gesture. I feel more are burdened down today by not being burdened down with guilt than are burdened down by being burdened down with guilt. Perhaps the rebellion to the Lord we must first confess is our lack of being burdened by guilt or even all that concerned. For the ills in our lives and the ills in this world it is all too easy to blame someone else and never take the responsibility for what we have done or left undone. What we lose in the process is the joy that comes with knowing our guilt is gone. That dark shadow in our souls could just be an ink blot from that letter I was going to write.


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