Psalm 51:1-6 NLT
 Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins.  Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin.  For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night.  Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just.  For I was born a sinner- yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.  But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there.
Yesterday, Ash Wednesday, was the beginning of a season where the people of God focus on seeking repentance in their lives. Think about your most important relationships, what prevents you from admitting when you are wrong and asking for forgiveness when necessary?
For myself, it is often the defense mechanism that does not want to admit that I did something wrong. We are often scared to do so because it makes us feel weak, which is a lie that we all believe at some point. This season is a time to push past that fear and embrace our sin and brokenness honestly.
David learns this lesson the hard way here but notice what he writes in verse 6: “But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there.” When I read this, I become aware of not only my sin but also my temptation, to be honest about this sin. When we do this, it keeps us blind to the ways we need to grow as the children of God and the community of saints.
Today reflect on the places inside you that you are willfully blind to the sin in your life and how you have lied to cover it up?
Keep a Holy Lent,