[This is an excerpt from the Kairos talk ‘A Christian’]
I want to tell you a little something about sin. There’s two kinds of sin; there’s the Big ‘S’, and the little ‘s’. The little ‘s’ is all the things we usually think of as sins, like lying, cheating and stealing, and sleeping with your neighbor’s wife; even murder, falls under this category. While murder is a big sin, it’s on a completely different level from the Big “S”. The Big S is Sin with a capital “S”.
The Big S is the letter that begins the word Self. Seems like Self is the biggest obstacle standing between us and God. The Big S is also the first letter of Satan. I hate to capitalize Satan’s name, but it’s his name. Let me tell you what happened to Satan. He was one of God’s favorite angels, he was called Lucifer, the angel of light. Our Hispanic brothers know La Luz is the light, and that was Satan’s name. Continue reading