For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18
No longer stumbling about in the pervasive darkness blind to the sin that plagues our existence. We now walk in the light. We see each other clearly with all our common ailments.
Therefore do not be partakers with them; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light.
"From our common confession springs sympathy and compassion. Rather than reject each other, we welcome each other into a common life of brokenness, grace, forgiveness and transformation. No one passes by unknown or unaccepted. There is no longer a need to hide our brokenness. There is nothing left for us to hide (for all is known) and no reason to hide it (for all is forgiven). There is no need to put on our “Sunday best.” We are free to confess our weakness one to another without fear of condemnation... Or, are we?"
The righteous cry, and the LORD hears And delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
"But, we are not “fine” and we know it. We are all fallen people."
...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
"All our silence is needless and destructive."
"When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away Through my groaning all day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah. I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I did not hide; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD;" And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah.