When we take a truthful look at ourselves, we will see our sins and how they affect others. That truthful look at ourselves can cause us to change our behaviors and return to the God who loves us, who waits for us with open arms.
Have you experienced that moment of grace when you realized you were a sinner— which is the prerequisite for forgiveness and a joyous, welcome-home celebration by God?
An excerpt from “A Hunger in the Heart”
“I need to see the truth.”
Fig hung up the shears and limped toward Coleman.” Be careful, honey boy. It’s two ways to see the truth.’ He pointed to the crucifix hanging over the bookcase. “And Jesus done showed you it ain’t but one way that works.”
“I know what works.” Coleman said. “I don’t need a man suffering on a cross to show me.”
Fig gave him a cold glare. “Well, maybe you’re the monkey that can’t see his own self.”
“There’s two kind of monkeys lookin’ in a mirror. One of them so high and mighty, he don’t see a monkey lookin’ back.
“What does he see, then?”
“Whatever he decides to see, but that don’t make it true.”
“And the second monkey?”
“He’s the smart one. What the second monkey sees in the mirror is the same monkey face that’s doin’ the lookin’.