Sunny Days in Heaven
Spiritual/Political/Philosophical Blog on the Nature of Truth and Falsehood and Heaven

Wednesday, September 22, 2004  

Today's Quote:

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.

Michel de Montaigne
(1533 - 1592)

Perhaps this is why The Imitation of Christ suggests we always keep our past sins before our eyes. The reason being that a sincere penitent can't help but remain aware of them. We would most like to forget our shaming past, but must remember it despite our desire.

I suppose the trick is to realize how much we are loved by God and forgiven our faults in order to bear the shame we have with forbearance and humility.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 3:09 PM |