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the trouble with Sinning

March 13, 2007


once you’ve done enough of it, it becomes harder and harder to look down on your fellow man for doing the same.

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  1. March 14, 2007 17:00

    My friend and I were talking about this subject the other day. It seems those who “have no sin” (ahem) lack compassion. But it still seems strange to me that generally compassion only comes as a result of brokenness. Maybe the lack of compassion signifies a lack of brokenness?

  2. March 14, 2007 19:55

    erm…ya lost me. what lack of compassion do you speak of?

    in my experience a lack of human understanding generally leads to bull headed bible thumping at the expense of fragile souls who would better have been served by a little human compassion.

    i happen to agree with a comment you made earlier on another blog :: christians today are no good example of christianity.

    christ, i maintain, was (and if you follow the story, is).

    more often than you see him out preaching you see him out doing. you see him out making his life among *sinners* that the *righteous* of his day shunned. you see him touching lives, not with *thus saith the lord . . .* but with *here, let me give you a hand with that*

    he sacrificed reputation and well being to live this way.

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    compassion doesn’t come from brokeness. it comes from being healed of brokeness.

  3. March 15, 2007 09:17

    the lack of compassion I speak of is that that is strangely absent from the church of america. the lack of compassion that is exhibited when someone is overcome with their sin.

    christians today are no good example of christianity.

    was this a quote of mine or a paraphrase? i don’t think i disagree with the statement, but don’t remember writing it this way?

    compassion doesn’t come from brokeness. it comes from being healed of brokeness.

    i agree, but before you can be healed you have to be broken. and before any of that can happen you’ve got to realize that something needs fixed! this is where the religious leaders in Jesus’ day missed it. they couldn’t see that they were simply white-washed tombs – looking pretty on the outside, but inwardly filled with death.

    Blessings!

  4. March 15, 2007 09:42

    paraphrase. sorry, i was too lazy to go back and look it up.

    and i agree, it’s well past time we trade in our WWJD? (what would jesus do?) bracelets for WWID? (what will i do?) chiristian and non christian alike.

    as the song goes, we’re waiting on the world to change

    instead of going out and changing the world.

    *shrug*

    the world has been corrupt since the first stories were told. it aint changing on its own. it may not even change with our help, but we might mannage to affect our little corner of it.

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