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One of my favorite Pop-isms (or things my Pop likes to say) is: "You think you got that market cornered?"
It always makes me smile when I hear him or anyone else utter this idiom or a version of it. Pop would always say this to us when we were beating ourselves up for making a mistake. He still does, actually. #ThanksDad
He says it to remind us that we humans mess up, yo -- ALL of us. It's what we do. Every day. #NobodysPerfect
But the point, especially as we Christians commemorate Good Friday is that, indeed NONE of us has "that market cornered" and tomorrow's always a brand new day. In other words, there's really no error or misstep so colossal that it's irrecoverable. On two conditions, anyway: we must have remorse for a wrong (especially if it was intentional) and the will to improve, moving forward. #NeverGiveUpHope
You think you've screwed up? Shoot. I bet I have you beat---and then some. Heck, some of the heaviest hitters in the bible started off on some sketchy ground... I mean, King David did his best pal WAY wrong; that prodigal son treated his Dad like dirt; Peter denied Christ when He needed him most--- and Paul? Man, Paul actually killed people before he literally saw the light, Capsice?
But they all said "Sorry" and meant it and promised to do better... and did. BAM! So, don't look behind; focus on what's ahead. It's never too late to clean up your little corner of the world, you dig?
Ps 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 R. (Lk 23:46) Father, into your hands I commend my spirit. In you, O LORD, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your justice rescue me. Into your hands I commend my spirit; you will redeem me, O LORD, O faithful God. For all my foes I am an object of reproach, a laughingstock to my neighbors, and a dread to my friends; they who see me abroad flee from me. I am forgotten like the unremembered dead; I am like a dish that is broken. But my trust is in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God. In your hands is my destiny; rescue me from the clutches of my enemies and my persecutors." Let your face shine upon your servant; save me in your kindness. Take courage and be stouthearted, all you who hope in the LORD. Phil 2:8-9 Christ became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every other name. 'Oh my Lord Jesus I humbly beg of thee by the merits of thy Precious Blood and by the Divine Heart and by the intercession of thy cruel death to assist me in my present necessity.'