Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner

@jordangeville: @phjoshua Hehe… well, you know what they say, hate the sin and love the sinner.

That’s a tweet I got today from a friend. And while we were talking about hockey and his love for the Maple Leafs and not religion, it got me to thinking.

I know, you just sighed and thought to yourself “he got himself thinking again”, but hang with me here for a minute or two.

This isn’t going to be a religious text, not my style. I’ll do my thing, you do yours.

And this isn’t a hockey post, I’ve been doing that at hockey-fan.net (there’s my shameless plug).

It’s more about forgiveness. And not of me, I’m not asking for some blanket “we’re cool” from anyone. I just mean it in general.

We are all apt to do things sometimes that aren’t on the level. There are a lot of circumstances that lead us to those moments. It happens. It’s life. What makes us good people instead of bad are the acts of remorse and forgiveness after these things happen.

I’m a big believer in second chances, and that’s not just because I’ve needed my fair share of them. It’s because I’ve never met anyone that didn’t deserve one. I’ve written about everyone being awesome. I believe that, even if I’m not a personal fan of that person. They will have friends and family that know them and love them and believe in them. That belief leaves me inclined to take a second look at people if the first one wasn’t so favourable.

I’m even a believer in third and fourth chances. I don’t like giving up on people. People are what I love about life. It makes no sense to turn them away.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that bad things are going to happen. We’re all going to take turns being responsible for them. But that doesn’t make any of us bad people.

Remember to take the time to look past the deed and at the person, because people are generally pretty great. They just might need another chance to show it.

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3 comments on Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner

  1. Jordan says:

    Wow, I can’t believe my little passing comment inspired this. It’s so true, too.

    Great post, Josh. And despite the obvious handicap of you being a Habs fan (haha), I do think you’re a pretty cool person. Take care, man.

    1. Joshua says:

      you just never know when a passing comment… or even a Go Leafs Go joke (that was a joke right?) will do for someone. Thanks man!

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Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner

@jordangeville: @phjoshua Hehe… well, you know what they say, hate the sin and love the sinner.

That’s a tweet I got today from a friend. And while we were talking about hockey and his love for the Maple Leafs and not religion, it got me to thinking.

I know, you just sighed and thought to yourself “he got himself thinking again”, but hang with me here for a minute or two.

This isn’t going to be a religious text, not my style. I’ll do my thing, you do yours.

And this isn’t a hockey post, I’ve been doing that at hockey-fan.net (there’s my shameless plug).

It’s more about forgiveness. And not of me, I’m not asking for some blanket “we’re cool” from anyone. I just mean it in general.

We are all apt to do things sometimes that aren’t on the level. There are a lot of circumstances that lead us to those moments. It happens. It’s life. What makes us good people instead of bad are the acts of remorse and forgiveness after these things happen.

I’m a big believer in second chances, and that’s not just because I’ve needed my fair share of them. It’s because I’ve never met anyone that didn’t deserve one. I’ve written about everyone being awesome. I believe that, even if I’m not a personal fan of that person. They will have friends and family that know them and love them and believe in them. That belief leaves me inclined to take a second look at people if the first one wasn’t so favourable.

I’m even a believer in third and fourth chances. I don’t like giving up on people. People are what I love about life. It makes no sense to turn them away.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that bad things are going to happen. We’re all going to take turns being responsible for them. But that doesn’t make any of us bad people.

Remember to take the time to look past the deed and at the person, because people are generally pretty great. They just might need another chance to show it.

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