Absolutely satan exploits & capitalizes on our corrections, it’s how we even got here, here where ‘needing to repent’ comes with such a dark weight.
Skewing, shaming, sabotaging, shifting– to keep us standing, sinking, or stuck. All to pull us away from doing the 1 thing Christ’s sole reason to live on earth for.
The Lord chastises whom He LOVES….
He does it out of love, to whom He loves
because that’s precisely why He purposely died.
He lived and He died just for us to have the ability & PRIVILEGE for us to change! To be better, to do better
to do it again, to start again, to try again.
To chasten is to correct- is to change- -moving us to participate the most intimate & important & loving thing
It is not anger, not punishment, not condemning, not dark weight meant to sink & stuck, it IS the most optimistic thing! The most hopeful & freeing thing to ever exist, that comes w/ a commitment & a love so deep, He dedicated His entire existence to.
‘I died for that, please… take advantage of it…what a privilege it is that
you do not need to be same & things do not need to be the same.’
love & privilege
“I plead with you to correct your mistakes. Our savior died to provide you and me that blessed gift.”[Thomas S. Monson]