Nadia Bolz Weber “I love to talk about sin”

I read thiImages wonderful post from Nadia’s blog and I was blessed by this quote…

“I love to talk about sin, which makes little sense to people who want to label me as a liberal.  I think perhaps that actual liberals equate admitting we are sinful with having low self esteem.  And then the conservatives equate sin with immorality (only some times do sin and immorality converge).  So one end of the church tells us that sin is an antiquated notion that only makes us feel bad about ourselves so we should avoid mentioning it at all.  While the other end of the church tells us that sin is the same as immorality and totally avoidable if you are just a good squeaky clean Christian. But when sin is boiled down to low self esteem and immorality then it becomes something we can control or limit in some way rather than something we are bondage to.  The reality is that I cannot free myself from the bondage of self.  I cannot keep from being turned in on self.  I cannot by my own understanding or effort disentangle myself from my self interest and when I think that I can …I am trying to do what is only God’s to do.”

You can read the rest here…

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nadiabolzweber/2012/02/why-i-love-ash-wednesday-and-lent-part-1-sin/

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