Inner Disunity

Even my sin cannot separate me from God, because there is no separation between ourselves and God. Sin is our attempt to grab something we feel we lack. Lust seeks a forceful union with another in order to compensate for the inner disunity we feel.

God accepts our humanity – why can’t we? God does not dole out punishment. We do.

God is aware of the hurt we feel before we sin, the hurt which caused us to sin. God does not wish to heap more hurt on top of that hurt by punishing us. We are doing a fine job all by ourselves. When we sin, we are trying to bury ourselves because we do not like who we are. God saves sinners. Punishment is not part of the equation. The devil is the manifestation of our temptation toward self-destruction.

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1 Response to “Inner Disunity”


  1. 1 aliceny October 7, 2014 at 10:10 am

    The antithesis of what we learned in the Baltimore Catechism eons ago!


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