A man passing a church one day paused to see if he could catch what it was the people were mumbling in unison. He moved inside and heard the words: "We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws."
"Hmm," thought the man, "they sound like my kind of people. "
"We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done."
"This is the church for me," he decided.
I get a email devotional by E. Elliot each day. Today she was talking about the upcoming Lent season and taking the time to evaluate yourself. Not something we usually like to do. Look in the mirror and see what God sees. And then thank God for His love and mercy. And lets not forget this----the Bible says that the good work He started in us, He will complete it. Not us---we can truly say, "That is not my job".