[the s word]
I have been reading more of Christian Zombie Killers – I find this book fascinating. The way Jeff Kinley talks about sinful nature of the man is simple yet straight to the point. There were many times when I literally nodded my head in agreement thinking “Yes, that’s exactly what I’ve felt.”
In one of the chapters, he talks about the sin (hence the “s word”).
“Sin is both active rebellion and passive indifference.”
It is so easy to assume that if we don’t do something bad that makes us good.
That makes us neutral.
A simple math principle at work here. Simply refraining from subtraction won’t help your case if you start with a clean slate. To be good (or positive), you need to add something. Just like in another quote I mentioned from the Realms Thereunder.
Makes me wonder how many times have I been simply passive… when I should’ve acted.
One of my mom’s favorite quotes is “When we need to pray, we act. When we need to act, we pray.”
Sometimes prayer is useless – when God has already answered our previous prayers about this problem and told us to get off our behinds and start doing what He told us.
And yet we continue to pray – because prayer is always the right thing to do, right?
And we miss the mark.
That’s what the word “sin” means – missing the mark, the God’s bulls-eye.