Sin and Mercy
It is important to take sin seriously because Jesus takes sin seriously. Sin wounds the heart of Christ, offends God, and wreaks havoc on human relationships. However, sin is not a stumbling block for God’s love. In fact, perhaps it is the opposite. God has mercy and compassion towards sinners. In the Scriptures, it says that Jesus came for the sinner, the sick and the broken. Too often people believe that God could not possibly love or forgive them. But God is more powerful than sin. Jesus came to earth to break the power of sin and death and to set sinners free. Since Jesus came for sinners, it is important to identify personal sin and to realize that Jesus comes to rescue us from that sin.
“So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.” He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” The others at table said to them-selves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” But he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”