”You don’t do sinful acts to make yourself a sinner. You’re a sinner so you do sinful acts.”
The heart of your problem is the problem of your heart.
You’re fractured at your core.
Nothing outside you makes you unclean. Nobody outside you is responsible for your mind. Deep down it’s your heart that’s the issue. That’s the root of it all. No amount of moral tinkering, religious activity, or behavior modification will clean you up inside. Nobody else can be blamed. Not for your part. You have to own it. And you can’t fix it. That’s heavy. But it turns you around and puts you on the path to freedom.” — Matt Chandler, Recovering Redemption: How Christ Changes Everything
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” — John 10:10