Too often we let shame of our failings to get in the way of the grace that we have received in Christ. What a great and merciful Heavenly Father that we have; for He understands our failings are a part of the learning process of growing to be more like Him. Therefore, let us get up when we stumble, with Christ’s help, and move forward in our spiritually maturity, learning from our past mistakes.
As the reflections of our pride upon our defects are bitter, disheartening, and vexatious, so the return of the soul towards God is peaceful and sustained by confidence. You will find by experience how much more your progress will be aided by this simple, peaceful turning towards God, than by all your chagrin and spite at the faults that exist in you.
– Francois Fenelon
A few years ago, when he was a wee lad, a child I know and love was becoming accustomed to the concept of both freedom and taking increasing responsibility for his choices. I watched him as he encountered one of the first steps to maturity: potty training.
Spiderman underwear was fun to wear and all, but sometimes the burden of getting up and walking away from the sandbox or the Lego blocks when he was in the creative zone was too heavy. Sometimes you don’t…
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