Day Four: Against you

Luke 15:21 (MSG): The son started his speech: ‘Father, I’ve sinned against God, I’ve sinned before you; I don’t deserve to be called your son ever again.’

“There is something so compelling about this prodigal son’s confession. And I think what makes it so heartwarming is the humility he demonstrates. It’s beautiful because it’s such a picture of brokenness. Brokenness is the opposite of pride. It is the willingness to admit our faults without concern for our reputation. It is the willingness to lay down our own rights and do whatever benefits the other. It is putting the needs of the other above our own. It lays the groundwork for reconciliation to occur. This prodigal son acknowledged that as he sinned against his earthly father, he was also sinning against the God of heaven. Our sins against our brothers and sisters are ultimately against our Father in heaven. As we struggle to become reconciled to one another, this is an essential part of the process. Each of us must “come to ourselves” and own our part in this mess … and we must become broken about it.” [John Perkins, One Blood, p. 81]

 Prière: Lord, I confess my thoughts, attitudes, and actions that are hurtful to others, recognizing that I have ultimately sinned against you. May I realize the role I have played and be broken about it. Give me the courage to seek reconciliation. In Jesus’ name, amen.

 Let’s worship to the song, “I Will Boast In Christ” by Hillsong Worship (click here). 

 – CR