Stan’s Corner, Tuesday, July 19

There are times when this scripture speaks to my puzzling human condition and I find comfort in knowing that the author has experienced some of life’s frustrations as I have:

“I do not understand my own actions.

For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate….

I can will what is right, but I cannot do it.

For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do.

Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it,

but sin which dwells within me….

Wretched man that I am!

Who will deliver me from this body of death?

Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!

So then, I of myself serve the law of God with my mind,

but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.”

Romans 7:15-25