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“I’ve experienced how none of us go through life without mistakes.”

These words were spoken by former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford in reference to a scandal that happened during his second term in office. In 2009, Sanford headed to Argentina without telling his family or any of his staff members. Reporters and others were told he was hiking the Appalachian Trail.

He also didn’t tell them he was going to see his mistress. The trip and its aftermath led to his divorce.

I’ll let you decide if he mistakenly packed his luggage and purchased an airline ticket. Do you think he ended up in Argentina by accident?

Our culture is comfortable with mistakes. What we don’t talk much about is sin.

That’s unfortunate. If we only make mistakes, then all we need to do is try harder or be a better person. But mistakes aren’t our real problem; sin is.

Because we are the problem, we are also not the solution. Jesus is.