How did you spend your Valentine’s day?
I won’t lie to you. It wasn’t always easy being single on Valentine’s day. And like many single people, I still yearn to experience what they dub as ‘romance’ one day.
Which begs this question: In the midst of a culture that praises things such as relationship goals, what’s there for a single person to do during occasions like Valentine’s?
As I stood at the wake, I wondered, from a family breakthrough to a family member’s funeral—who would’ve thought that this would be how our January would turn out?
When sin entered the world, mankind had done countless attempts of ‘starting over again with God,’ including the sacrificing of animals, the observation of rituals, and the strict adherence to the laws. But no matter how good they were in these acts of atonement, they would always fall back to sin (remember the Pharisees?). Why was it this way?
A week ago, I posed the question: Where do you start in starting over? I wrote in my last entry that a good place to start would be, “I’m sorry.” Apologizing and repenting of one’s own wrongdoing is tough, but there’s no way to solve a problem if we don’t even recognize the problem to begin with.
You know what repentance is best paired with?
In my last entry, I ended with the question: Where do you start in starting over?
I can’t say that I know the exact answers to this question, but this is a good place to start—start with “I’m sorry.”