Guilt to Glory

So Christ has now become the High Priest over all the good things that have come. He has entered that greater, more perfect Tabernacle in heaven, which was not made by human hands and is not part of this created world. With his own blood – not the blood of goats and calves – he entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever. Under the old system, the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow could cleanse people’s bodies from ceremonial impurity. ~Hebrews 9:11-13 (NLT)

We reviewed our own conduct over the years past. Where had we been selfish, dishonest, or inconsiderate? Whom had we hurt? Did we unjustifiably arouse jealousy, suspicion or bitterness? Where were we at fault, what should we have done instead? We got this all down on paper and looked at it. ~Alcoholics Anonymous, Page 69

Insidious, invidious, hideous
Like Lady Macbeth haunted by Duncan’s blood
permeates, paralyzes, persists.
How can we cleanse ourselves?
How can the guilt be relieved?
By facing what we did,
by understanding,

Thanks be to God
for ways to move past guilt
to glory.

A Cloud of Witnesses
Rollins, Barbara with OAStepper. A Cloud of Witnesses – Two Big Books and Us (Kindle Locations 1296-1313). Eagle Wings Press imprint of Silver Boomer Books. Kindle Edition.