Saturday, June 13, 2020

His Forgiveness

We could say that God's forgiveness means a divine forgetfulness. He sees our sins with clarity and wipes them away and "forgets" them, he does not remember them. This is what “as far as the East is from the West” means. His justice is his mercy. He spends 24/7 forgiving and mercying. This is all about the immeasurability of his mercy. God can’t help himself, he won’t stop forgiving. This is not too-easy grace, me doing what I want because God will always forgive me, but bitter self-knowledge and the admission of my sinfulness always. Indeed, we are sinners through and through, and his delight is mercying us endlessly. Our job is endless gratitude and humility, going low in order to drink in his mercy like grateful sponges.

Photograph by Brother Brian.