Have you ever felt as though you’ve been covered with a thick slimy mass of sin? Have you ever felt dirty (devalued) after falling into temptation? I have!
This usually occurs whenever we indulge in an act our conscience opposes, for the first time. The end result of our indulgence is a feeling that parallels failure. We take a look at ourselves in the mirror after our arcane acts, and begin to see a devalued human being. Sometimes we cry, and whenever we do, our feelings of guilt are countered by a weird voice that tells us not to worry: the voice of the evil mentor. Veterans, however, will tell you it’s only the beginning of worse things to come.
Like babies, we have all fallen before. We fall, cry, and hope that we wouldn’t fall again the next time we try to walk. But you know, it’s not about how many times we fall, or about giving up on rising up, hence glorifying in our fallen state. But it’s about knowing that there is an immense source of power out there, that can keep us from falling again. And again, it’s not just about knowing that an immense source of power exists, but it’s about tapping into and receiving this power to keep us from dreadfully falling again. This power is called the Grace of God. And it’s the fuel that drives the ubiquitous term: Salvation.