...because they say to themselves things like: My sin is no worse than the next guy's... all sins are no worse than the other... I'm not the only one... it's just a little thing. And thus, they are afraid what they will do when confronted with things like: Thou shalt not steal (but it was just a few blank notepads, the office has dozens), thou shalt not kill (but if I ever catch the guy that dented my car, I'll...), thou shalt not commit adultery (but the picture just popped up on my screen ... by accident). And all the sudden, any page might send you down a long, muddy road that will leave you feeling filthy...
But here's the thing. When you hit a spot in the Bible and see yourself in it, that's not God saying, you miserable failure. That's Jesus saying, That's something I forgave you for...
And without further ado, the rest of our morning 2.3 mile walk.
|It was still cool, but felt like a rain forest.|
|At this point, you call it "cool mist." In about two hours, "stupid muggy."|
|First couple of deer I've seen in a long while|
|Just dangling there...|
|Lovely IPFW watershed management: Now the woods id full of water and the river's down to bones.|
|Tadpoles just hangin' out on a submerged log|