Lent 2015 .. Day 29….Helpful way to understand SIN

right and wrongI have just returned from leading one of my churches Lent groups. We are reflecting on my sabbatical subject ‘Seeking Shalom’, in particular in Body Mind and Soul. This week, we focussed on negative forces that can hinder a person attaining Shalom, and explored ‘demonic forces’ and ‘sin’. These two areas are rarely discussed at length in many church services, however I feel that most people are intrigued as to what they mean, and how they both relate to people in today’s context.

One person gave a very helpful explanation of ‘Sin’…..HPSE.

H- Human

P- Potential

S- Spoil

E- Everything.

The wonderful thing is that even though we have the capacity to spoil everything, personally and globally, the God we worship is a God of love, forgiveness and restoration.

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God

Forgive me for the relationships I have spoiled,

That have brought about hurt and sadness

Forgive me from the collusions I have participated in

That have brought about vindictiveness and prejudice

Forgive me for the pollution I have contributed to within your world

That have caused injustice and climate change

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Lord by your grace

We are restored, healed and a new creation.

By your Son who lived died and rose again

We are disciples who strive to put as the mundane and clothe ourselves with mercy

By your Spirt who is the intermediary to your Grace

We are empowered and live in the life and light of your Love

Amen

RD

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