Tips and Tricks to Living a Christian Life
Tips and Tricks
We’ve all heard the saying, “You have to forgive, but you don’t have to forget.” I won’t refute that, but you have to agree that a lot of people use that excuse to never ‘really’ forgive at all. Are you one of those people?
Vanity- it’s easy to mask, easy to forget, and easy to justify. We hide it behind dignity and poise. The sins connected to this weakness aren't quite as severe as those associated with pride, gluttony, and lust. But it can eventually lead up to some serious problems. And it can keep us from becoming an instrument of Christ.
I want to paint a picture for you. John Doe comes home from work and confesses to his wife that he’s done something so terrible, so damaging to their relationship, that he’s afraid she’ll never forgive him. And then he tells her what it is.
The next time you find yourself in a position to order a movie that you won’t find at the video store, look up an old movie titled The Scarlet and the Black starring Gregory Peck. It concerns the Nazi occupation of Rome during WWII. I’d love to tell you about the ending of the movie, as it very much connects to this article. But I won’t because…well it would be like hearing the ending of Sixth Sense just before seeing it.
If you’re over thirty and a Christian, you may have begun to question your mission in life. It’s easy for some people. They seem to have their entire lives laid out for them. What they want to do, what they’re good at, what God’s plans are. We read the lives of the saints, and many of them seem to have direction from early childhood.