Why sin against the light? It’s amazing how some prefer living in darkness rather than in the true light of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In calamity pray to him and plead for pity. Unload yourself of all wrongs, and secure Christ’s universal grace. Do not endanger your soul and face everlasting damnation. Be vigilant and stave off the affliction of divine wrath by not being estranged from God. Be knowledgeable of the truth and resist the bondage of vice. Seek the help you need.
Saint Francis of Assisi (1181/1182–1226), an Italian Catholic preacher observed, “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” Saint Francis knew the nature of people’s hearts by the way they treated creatures.
It’s always wise to ask forgiveness of your sins. For sins ask God to be merciful. Be humble and repentant seeking Christ in the right manner. People will know when they do wrong because they are convicted by their conscience. Be sure to turn your life around. Accept his forgiveness and begin living morally. We must never go before God professing our goodness, but always acknowledge we’re sinners. Instead of pleading goodness, plead worthlessness, and work at being steadfast in character.
Dennis Prager (b. 1948), a nationally syndicated radio talk show host stated, “Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.” It appears that Prager would say, “Let’s see how you treat your friends, and I’ll tell who you really are.”
The Redeemer Glorified
Come to Christ on your knees. He wants to redeem you of the wrongs you’ve done. Be sure to accept God’s grace which surpasses all understanding. Jesus will accept all our burdens that we can ever cast on him. After doing so people will find peace, joy, faith, and healing. In confessing your sins do so with confidence for he’ll hear and forgive you. Trust Christ and focus on his forgiveness, death, resurrection, ascension, and saving grace.
John F. Kennedy (1917–1963), the thirty-fifth U.S. President said, “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty.” Undoubtedly Kennedy was intent on championing American liberty.
To understand love it’s necessary to know misery. Saint Augustine (354–430 AD), an early Christian theologian explained, “What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten the poor and needy. It has the eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” Like Saint Augustine people have to be willing to forgive the transgressions of others. They must extend arms of mercy to the poor and needy alike. Christians ought to be capable of moving people away from leading a meaningless life.