Ashamed of Sin

Are we really repentful of our sins before we ask God for forgiveness?


Ezra 9:6

God is loving, merciful, and forgiving. But as sinful people are we ashamed of what we have done? Before we accept God overlooking our trespasses, have we accepted how wrong we were to have committed them?

We may not even be aware of our sins if we continuously dismiss them. We can begin with thinking that something we did wasn’t a big deal. Or that God can forgive us for our misstep. But we continue to ignore the seriousness of our sins.

This is why we should always take time in prayer to reflect on our day and actions. To face God in honesty and grasp where we failed to live up to God’s standard. Sometimes in the silence of prayer we hear where we are going wrong. Let us allow ourselves the time to hear where we are deviating from God.

The point is not to be stuck in humiliation before God. But to approach God in this way to be forgiven. How can we be forgiven if we choose not to repent? Let us always ask for forgiveness so that we remain in God’s path and be able to do God’s work.

Tags: Ezra, Forgive, Humiliation, Love, Mercy, Prayer, Repent, Shame, Sin

Related Reflections


Empty Tomb
Choosing Spiritual Life • Romans 6:23

How much are we thinking about our spiritual life when we sin?

Cross Image
Embracing God Always • Baruch 4:28

Are we aware that we need to constantly repent since we tend to not follow God’s way?

Recent Content


red clouds in the sky
[HOMILIES]
Sixth Sunday of Easter

Prepare for Sunday's readings with a collection of reflections from various preachers

people riding camels
[Bible Verse Reflection]
Praise God at Church • Luke 4:15

Could we be failing at praising God because we are not appreciating Jesus’ presence?

Diego Ramirez
[Podcast]
Missionary Work to Encounter God

As a Maryknoll seminarian, Diego Ramirez talks about his experience serving and accompanying communities abroad. In this conversation Diego defines or redefines what ‘missionary work’ means and how Christians can connect with our fellow neighbors.

Check Out More Content


church pulpit and ambo with cross
Sunday Reflections
Photo by Joshua Eckstein on Unsplash
Prepare for the upcoming or past Sunday Mass readings with a homily or sermon from a multitude of biblical voices.
open bible
Bible Verse Reflections
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash
There is richness in every scripture so why not reflect on a particular Bible verse to enrich your experience with God's Word?
podcast studio computer and microphone
Podcast
Photo by Amr Taha™ on Unsplash
Tune into the "1 Christian 1 Topic" podcast where we interview guests on one topic of their Christian lives, work, or experience.