ChristAlive! Archives: Forgiveness

How do we approach Jesus with our sins or those things that separate us from him? Do we come half-heartedly with a laundry list of personal failings, or do we come with great regret as we pour everything out at his feet? God knows the condition of our hearts when we kneel before him to admit our shortcomings.
The time for the retreat weekend finally arrived. It just so happened that I was in charge of making the sleeping arrangements. I decided to distance myself from wherever the homeless man would be staying by purposely saving the last room for myself. With everyone assigned to a room, I breathed a sigh of relief. Then, just as I was leaving the registration area, he showed up. The only place left for him to sleep was in my cabin...