by Doug Hammack
For many of us, we were raised in a spirituality in which sin-consciousness, and the battle against sin, was the epicenter. Because of our individual backgrounds, when we think about sin, we tend to make individualistic interpretations. Sin doesn’t affect our standing before God, in this view: we are loved, we are loved, we are loved. But it does get in the way of dancing well w/ God. Sin is not that big a deal compared to the mountain of God’s mercy and grace, but it will mess up your life.
Also, sin-centric spirituality hasn’t helped us very much in developing the simple practice…the daily discipline…of repentance.
Next week, I want to talk about some specific aspects of sin we typically overlook