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Today’s Reading: Matthew 9:11-13 – Version NIV
Human beings need to recognize and acknowledge their own sin. This is one of the most difficult demands of Christianity.
People easily see the mistakes and shortcomings of others, but does not admit their own mistakes. If someone criticizes us, we become hostile and always find some reason to justify our attitudes.
The truth is only one, nobody’s perfect. We sin with our thoughts and our deeds; when selfishness overcomes us and we stop doing what is right.
If someone is ill but continues to say that it’s not, he will die without receiving medical attention.
We need to acknowledge and recognize our sin immediately in order to be able to receive God’s remedy. God’s remedy is forgiveness and new life. These are the words of Jesus: “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Admit and confess our sin is not easy. Start with a gesture of humility; follow the path of repentance and end in a serious decision to change your attitudes and your lives.
One thing is certain, when we admit and confess our sin; we end up looking at the faults of others with more understanding and patience.