No matter what we do in life, we will make mistakes. Religion has taken many of these mistakes and decided to call them sins. The problem is, however, that once we put this evil connotation with them, it changes the way we handle them. Mistakes are simply that, mistakes. Sins, however, according to some religions, require repentance and restoration. I cringe to think that a loving Creator would be so easily moved to disown His children.
This isn’t simply a matter of major sins that need to be forgiven. They claim that sin is sin, and any break with the Creator requires confession, repentance, and restoration. To be fair, not all believe this way, but the general idea of sin and repentance is a strong religious concept.
What if we were to minimize the role sin plays in our relationship with the Creator? Is our union with The Divine so fragile that we must be on guard every minute of the day? If I can overlook and forgive the “sins” of my children (against me), then surely The Divine overlooks our mistakes more readily than we do if The Divine truly is Love. I suggest we call sins mistakes, and I suggest we minimize the power of those mistakes to separate us from Divine Love. Mistakes are easier to forgive and forget. Nothing can separate us from the love of The Divine. Nothing.
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