Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Benenden

Daily Scripture & Reflection

20 Mar 2021, 9 a.m.
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Daily Scripture

Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.
Happy the one to whom the Lord imputes no guilt, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
(Psalm 32 v 1-2)

Daily Reflection

I think that it is very liberating to know that when we are truly sorry for the things we have done wrong, God will forgive us. Modern medicine has shown that when we suppress our sins, worries, guilt or anxiety it manifests itself in physical symptoms - sometimes not showing up for months or even years later. If we have confessed, then God has forgiven. That doesn’t mean we forget what we did wrong, but we move on and refuse to allow it to define us. But how many of us continue to carry around that guilt? It is almost as if, despite God’s forgiveness, we can’t forgive ourselves - but God does not want us to feel guilty, he loves us too much for that - so let it go - and feel liberated.

Lyn Hayes ALM