I don’t think I’ll ever forget a lie I told when I was about 16 years old. It was one of those classic teenage pre-mediations crafted to manipulate my way around getting to do something that my parents never would have said, “yes” to.
I’m going to come right out and say it. I may be wrong but I’m ok with being wrong (please tell me if you think I’m wrong). Ok, here goes: I think Christians over-rate guilt and rely on it unnecessarily. I don’t think we need guilt to become a better person or in Christianese – to become more like Jesus.