Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Any sin can be justified. We (with the devil’s help) can twist and shape our sinful words and actions into acts of justice and even kindness. God describes the devil as “an angel of light,” and we are very fond of that little hat-trick. Slight-of-hand is fascinating. “He deserved it.” “Everyone does it.” “I’m only human.” “God will forgive me.” The list is long and creative. There’s not a Commandment on the Tablets that doesn’t have a ready host of good excuses. We might mock men by dancing jigs around the truth, but “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked.” Justifying sin in business, marriage, or secretly in your mind is just a cover-up. You can run, but you cannot hide. Come to the Light!