where sin abounds…
i’ve often found myself in denial of my own depravity, ignoring the seriousness of my own sin.
i rarely find myself offering the same oversight toward the shortcomings of others.
particularly when there’s an emotional investment at risk, we become self-protective and point out how we’ve been wronged and wounded by others. we demand some form of punitive justice merely to make ourselves feel better.
time to take a look in the mirror.
acknowledgment of the depth of my own depravity gives me the capacity to absorb the pain caused by the depravity of those around me.
i cannot condemn that which i know myself to be capable.
i cannot judge that which i have also been found guilty.
perhaps… where sin abounds in me i find grace for others.
what do you think?