Thursday Thought: Original Sin

Original sin is not committed, like other sins (such as murder, theft, sexual immorality, slander, idolatry, and the like.)  Original sin, rather, is the driving power within us which starts & entices us to commit sins.  

The excuse often comes: "But I can't help it!  I am built this way, I was born this way!"

How true it is!  We were all born with this sin!  

Original sin does not excuse us. Original sin is, itself, truly sin.  

Thanks be to God, who has alone given the victory through Jesus Christ!  He then makes this victory OUR victory, through his gracious Word and Sacraments.  Through Jesus, our cry is now not "I was born this way," but rather "I have been re-born through baptism!"