As a child growing up, we were told to "think about our sins and ask forgiveness." At seven, I took this task so seriously. I cried at night for fear of living forever in hell. However, as I grew older, I began to see that, like Gibran explains below, we all have good within us.
Like the Yin/Yang symbol, that shows a dark spot in the center of the pure, white half, and a bright white spot in the center of the dark half, each of us has our problems and within the darkest heart, there is still a spark of goodness.
Blessings to those who celebrate this Lenten season!
Good and Evil From The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
And one of the elders of the city said, "Speak to us of Good and Evil."
And he answered:
Of the good in you I can …