Guilt and Forgiveness

Guilt and Forgiveness

The Life Project

Over the years, I have seen a lot, heard a lot and read a lot.  Believe it or not, I’ve listened and observed more than I have spoken, for I am quiet by nature.  One thing that I have observed is the destruction and chaos that feelings of guilt can cause in a person’s life.  In working with Christians as a mentor or teacher, I have noticed that there are people who are constantly held back in their walk with Christ because they simply can’t get past feelings of guilt.121513 018-crop-LR

I don’t know for sure whether this chronic guilt comes from personality traits or religious instruction or both, but when it is present it is terribly destructive. Before I go any further, I would like to make a distinction between feelings of guilt and a guilty conscience. Having a guilty conscience seems to me the result of having done something to…

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