I have come to believe that the problem is not that we do not want to change, nor is the problem that we are not trying to change. The problem is that we are not training. We have never been taught a reliable pattern of transformation.
Note: Training vs. trying. Ortberg
Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him’ ” (John 9:2-3).
Note: gps scripture
To say that sin has consequences is different than saying that because of our sin God entirely rejects us.
Note: huge huge statement
The chief point is that there is only one thing that separates us from God, and it is not our sin. It is our self-righteousness. Our self-righteousness does not turn God from us, but us from God. It is not my sin that moves me away from God, it is my refusal of grace, both for myself and for others.
Note: huge huge thought