O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Why We Need Confession

You can't pour wine into a bottle if the lid is closed. You can't pour wine into a bottle if the bottle is filled with sand and filth. Even if it is only a very small amount of sand and filth in the bottle, it still pollutes the wine, rendering it undrinkable. It is good for nothing but to be poured out on the ground. We are the bottles and the wine is Divine Love. Repentance is the realization that it is not about us and that we need to empty ourselves of everything to receive Divine Love, that we may be completely filled with Him. It is following in the footsteps of the apostles, who left everything to follow the Master; not following the would-be followers who made excuse and wanted to follow Christ while simultaneously doing another work. Let the dead bury the dead. It's not about us; it's about leaving this world to be joined to Divine Love.