Lent 3

A man I know is offended
at the term
‘miserable offenders’;
hates the references to sin
in the liturgy.

Yet how does he plan
to move through
God’s bright, searing purity
and touch his love?

Sin of omission
and sins of commission –
not that any one of us
is any more or any less
despicable than any other.

– just that God is pure,
and we are not –
this is universal.
God is good.
We sin.

We need to examine this,
putting our sin before him,
and be healed.

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we
have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.  (1 John 2:1 NIV)


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