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Showing posts from July 8, 2012

simple rule of life

what i have failed to do

  there's a prayer we say in Church each week that i love. "I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own fault, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do..." first i love the confession part. the admitting of my mistakes. the acknowledgement of my weakness.  the owning of my behavior. it's having the courage to stand up and say, i'm not perfect and i know it.  it's saying i know i have fault.  it's not blaming it on others.  and i love the part that reminds me that my sinning comes both through my thoughts AND my words. that it's not always just what people hear, but what God hears that i need to be accountable for. but the part i love the most, the part that gets me to look at my life with different eyes, is this line.:  "in what i have done and in what I HAVE FAILED TO DO." wow. it gets me every time.