Thought of the Day August 21, 2019 Mourning for sin brings new life

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Are you one who mourns over your own sins? Are you tired, not just of the consequences of your sin, but also of the fact that it keeps happening? Do you see how far you are from living the life to which you have been called in Baptism? Do you grieve that you are bound and are a prisoner of the sin that dwells within you?
Those who learn to mourn over their own sin find the heart of God. And intimate fellowship with God is the very foundation of true happiness.
Paul did. Recall his words in 2 Corinthians: “A thorn in the flesh was given to me, an angel of Satan, to beat me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I begged the Lord about this, that it might leave me, but he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’ I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me.” (2 Cor 7-9)
Mourning for  our sins reflects the awareness of God's grace and mercy in forgiving me and reconciling me back to his life and love. When I mourn over my past faults and wrongful choices, I realize what sin has done in my life and how I have been a slave of sin. In my new freedom I mourn over my stupidity in forsaking the fountain of living waters for the muddy waters of broken wells. This interior weeping becomes cleansing and renewing for me to be able to see with greater clarity what I really want in the depth of my heart.

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