The Weight of Sin

St. Therese's little way is that we come to Christ as small children.  If we lean on him and allow him to carry us, we will be closer to him than if we try to get to him under our own strength.  

I have jokingly said that I am going to call my approach the lazy way.  Let's see how this goes as in my head it makes sense, hopefully it translates well into written text.  

The idea is this.  Sin takes a lot of work.  

You choose to go astray.  Now you have guilt over it and a broken relationship with God.  This can lead you back to God or lead you, typically deeper, into sin.  To repair the relationship takes work.  To release the guilt takes work.  And saying no to sin you've already said yes to at least once takes more work than saying no to it the first time.  

If you choose not to go astray, praise the Lord.  

See what I mean?

Here is some food for thought:

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~Romans 6:23

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. ~Proverbs 28:13

But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. ~Matthew 18:6

No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. ~1 John 3:6

My transgressions were bound into a yoke; by his hand they were fastened together; they were set upon my neck; he caused my strength to fail; the Lord gave me into the hands of those whom I cannot withstand. ~Lamentations 1:14 

For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. ~Romans 8:7

Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. ~John 8:34

No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. ~Matthew 6:24

But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear. ~Isaiah 59:2

O God, you know my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you. ~Psalm 69:5

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  1. Your Faith inspires me Daily! Love your idea "The Lazy Way"