Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Ps 51: 5
What is original sin but to be born human, with all its attendant frailties. We have our own flaws and we’re likely to absorb something of the flaws of our parents and those with whom we spend significant time. But we have our good points too and we absorb the good from those around us as well. Both of these, the good and the bad, become ingrained as though at times we’re on autopilot. What we really need to do is stop and think. What am I doing unconsciously? What is bad and needs to be curbed, what is good and needs to be encouraged?
God grant me the ability to know myself and to promote healthy growth within me for my benefit, for the benefit of those around me, and to give praise and thanks to you.