Here is sin that arises not from forgetfulness, nor from wilfulness, but from some kind of incapacity. That presents us with a rather different way of thinking about sin. Not our usual: ‘God expected one thing, I chose to do another and in this I committed sin’. But a much more nuanced failing that is more inability than iniquity.
I am allowed to be weak. I am allowed to not be enough. It means that I am honest with my children about my shortcomings and I point them to a better way. Instead of being their Saviour I point them to the true Saviour.
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Is it OK for a few, struggling people to take up a lot of my time?
What’s so wonderful about weakness? There are plenty of other things I would far rather boast about.