“To Be Forgiven
Is to Know God
Rev. Richard Rhor
If we can learn to trust God, the next movement of our soul is to trust ourselves.
I’ve told many people over the years to trust themselves.
It seems glib and facile. Yet I’ve received so many letters thanking me for saying that.
Apparently, no one has told many Christians they could trust themselves.
What an unsafe and unexciting world we have created.
Jesus tells us in the Gospels, “Don’t be afraid.”
He’s saying it is radically okay. You can trust yourself” “because God trusts you, using your journey, your experience.
Nothing will be wasted; all has been forgiven; nothing will be used against you.
In fact, God will even use your sins to transform you!
As Julian of Norwich heard from Jesus, “Sin shall not be a shame to humans, but a glory…. The mark of sin shall be turned to honor” (chapter 38, Showing 13 of Revelations of Divine Love).”