I know today we often consider sin to be something personal in nature – an individual failing. God also talked about sin as being the responsibility or the failing of the community. It is a sin that people in our world starve while others amass wealth, it is a sin that we spend our resources on weapons of mass destruction designed to destroy God’s creation, and it is a sin that we have misused God’s message of inclusive love and open table to discriminate against those we see as the other. These sins we need forgiveness from. In a world of war, hunger, and poverty there is room for us all to take responsibility for sin. God’s love is inclusive of all individuals, regardless of race, culture, sexual orientation into the full life and ministry of the church. That’s how I believe. It is a new start which I was looking for at the New Year, when I want for what I’ve given up, I will think of Jesus giving His life for us, and also not be without, but also go within.
I’ve definitely written of my journey, I’ve always known God was beside me, and accepting me for who I am. But also I wonder who I am to become. Some days I find distractions, confusing me, my direction blurs, I lose my way. I find the quiet comforting, the silence finds me closer. I have lived in a loud house for the last three years, but now I find it quiet, it’s time for me to listen. Give me faith that will fill me with compassion. Forgive me of my sins, forgive me when I wander off the path that I was meant to walk