Thursday, December 27, 2012
Sin is an Optical Illusion
A sin is not some object just sitting in your past. Rather, it is a hole; a void. Committing sin doesn't fill us (even though it might seem to satisfy us), rather it separates us from the Love of God, creating a void in our lives. The notion of sin filling and satisfying us is an "optical illusion" if you will. It seems to satisfy us, but in fact only makes a hole. The more we seek sinful pleasures, in order to fill that hole in our lives, the more we make the void bigger, for sin is a hole, not an object. It's like trying to repair a hole in some fabric by tearing the fabric even more.
When a sin is forgiven, nothing is destroyed, rather the hole is filled with Divine Love, the Love in which Christ the Bridegroom sacrificed Himself on the cross for the remission of sin. When we are forgiven and absolved of our sin, our past changes such that we never sinned. If someone were to look at our past and our whole life, they would not see a sin that was later destroyed, nor would they see a void where sin previously was, rather they would see that the void which previously existed in our past, which was our sin, has been filled with Divine Love. The hole, the sin, no longer exists in our past; it has been filled with the Love of God. It never happened. We are changed into a state of never having belonged to anyone but Christ, because that is what Christ deserves to receive, so that is what God's Mercy accomplishes.