Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lent 2010, Day 19

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I John 1:7-9
The key to peace is walking in the light of Jesus. It's a simple solution, but difficult at times to execute, because it's easier to walk in our own light. That's another reason we need Lent every year to encourage us to face unpleasant truths, confess our sins, and get back into the true Truth.

Psychotherapists tell us that facing the truth about ourselves is so difficult that many patients give up and continue to blame others for their own problems. But Jesus freely offers the grace of confession and forgiveness to anyone who wants to walk in His light and live in reality and peace.

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