While we are cherished by God and made in the image of God, we are also "dust and to dust we shall return." There are moments we may sit in the defendant's box and there are moments we may sit in the jury box, but no one is fully good, and no one is fully evil. We are a complexity, fully able to act loving one moment and then hurtful the next. So as we enter into Lent, let us all turn to our God for forgiveness and discover God's grace once again.
"All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God..." Romans 3:23
Prayer for Today
May we be ever mindful of who we are, O God, both as sinners and those made in your image. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Amen.