A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Don't look back

If we have made mistakes, we need to learn from them and move on.

If we have sinned, we need to do truly the best we can (by the grace of God) to make up for what we have done, seek the free gift of God’s forgiveness, and go forward.

If we have committed ourselves to Christ, however, there must be no looking back.

It is dangerous, if not deadly, to entertain doubts or “what if” fantasies contrary to our commitment to Christ.

The words of Christ at the end of today’s Gospel (Luke 9:57-62) are plain.

No one who sets a hand to the plow
and looks to what was left behind
is fit for the Kingdom of God.

For those among us who have looked back, who have wavered, and who have fallen – God is merciful.

For those among us with hands firmly on the plow in the field of the Lord – God is absolutely reliable.

Don’t look back: go forward in the mercy and in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.