I love this quote from an African Archbishop:
Don’t be afraid of making mistakes because Jesus will wash you clean and then tell you to go play again. He does not say, “Stand in the corner and don’t you dare get dirty again.” Just like a mother, he bathes a dirty child and then tells him to go outside and play again.
Sometimes we’re so worried about our safety or cleanliness that we lose out on life. I’m not saying we should try to get dirty with sin, but to boldly live as children loved by their heavenly Father. We do our best to live by his ways. We often fall short, but that NEVER changes his love for us. He’ll wash us as many times as we’re dirty.
Quote found here.
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