mirror, mirror.

mjkimpan  —  August 28, 2012 — 7 Comments


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.

hmmm…

what do you think?