Sunday, March 4, 2012
Confession and Forgiveness
I did it, and I am not proud of it. I did something I knew I shouldn't do, even if I had a "good reason" for it and knew that it wouldn't hurt anyone else. But others saw me, and I got caught. Then I got mad at the person who caught me. I tried to justify what I had done. I struggled for a few moments. And finally admitted to myself that I was wrong. It was hard. Now I am just embarrassed. I can't really take away the impression that I made with the person who caught me and others who may have seen. I can ask God for forgiveness - for what I did and for my attitude. I can evaluate my bad decisions from earlier in the day that led me to justify this bad decision. I can ask for strength to do better in the future. And I can work on forgiving myself.