The Past

“No matter how much you change, you still got to pay the price for the things you've done.”

This is one of the best hard hitting quotes I’ve heard in a long time, it comes from the movie The Town. Now the first thing that pops in my mind and probably yours also is that Jesus died for all of our sins and through His blood we are forgiven. There are two truths, God’s truth and our truth but only one of them is real.

We live in this world but are not called to conform to this world. But it’s easier for me to conform to the world then to be transformed by the renewing of my mind. Jesus covers sins, God forgives the sin but people don’t. I can’t make up for my mistakes, I can learn from them, I can grow from them but I can never be done with them. A lot of people might be thinking the opposite of what I am writing but it is the truth, our truth. If not then why do we have prisons?

I’m not sure what we do more, breathe or sin? For me they both come quick and easy and I do them both without thinking. The only difference is that after I take a breath I don’t feel guilt. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my past and I’m sure I’ll make hundreds of more and while we are here on earth and we play by their rules there will always be a price to pay. Because we hold each other accountable for our actions but do we hold ourselves responsible? And regardless every time we sin we help drive those nails into Him. Someone always pays for our sins.

Most of what we do on a day to day basis is in sin and for the most part we enjoy it. From TV to computers, what we are thinking and how we treat each other. But we never seem to think of the consequences. I think I have been focusing on not sinning a lot but never seem to stop sinning (I don’t think we’ll ever stop while we are here) but maybe I should focus more on forgiving, forgiving myself and others.

Think about it, when was the last time you truly forgave someone?

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