One is punished by the very things by which he sins.
I learned in the early part of my career that labor must bear the cross for others’ sins, must be the vicarious sufferer for the wrongs that others do.
Today I love myself as I love my god: who could charge me with a sin today? I know only sins against my god; but who knows my god?
Denial of childhood and denial of freedom are the biggest sins which humankind has been committing and perpetuating for ages.
There are only three sins – causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing.
To admit regret is to understand that we are fallible – that there are powers beyond us. To admit regret is to lose control not only of a difficult past but of the very story we tell about our present. To admit sincere and abiding regret is one of our greatest but unspoken contemporary sins.
Our Heavenly Father knows us and our circumstances and even what faces us in the future. His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior, has suffered and paid for our sins and those of all the people we will ever meet. He has perfect understanding of the feelings, the suffering, the trials, and the needs of every individual.