Past, Present, and Future

There is no one on earth who does what
is right all the time and never makes a mistake.
                                   —Ecclesiastes 7:20

Running for office activates a dilemma—the desire to be known against the fear of being known. The candidate spends millions to become known—while living in constant fear that some indiscretion of the past will become known.

It’s an inner conflict most of us experience. We long to belong—to be known and valued. On the other hand, we are apprehensive about the discovery of our secret self.

We have a past and a present: there are sins in the past; weaknesses in the present—neither of which we want to be known.

But we also have a future. It’s brand new—and so far—sin-free. God offers “to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong” (1 Jn 1:9). “I will forgive their wrongdoings, and I will never again remember their sins” (Heb 8:12).

God’s pencil has more eraser than lead.

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