"Thank you Lord, that I am totally forgiven, no matter how great or recent a failure I've had to confess, or how often I have failed.
What amazing grace! What undeserved acceptance and favor! How wonderful that You ask me to do absolutely nothing to earn Your forgiveness - no striving to measure up, no self-punishment, no prolonged remorse, no self-blame, no deeds of penance...that I don't have to sink down into regrets, or into shame, or into denial, or into excuses for things I do wrong. I'm so thankful that You don't hold a pair of scales and ask me to pile up enough good works to outweigh my sins, my failures, my unworthiness..that it's all by GRACE through FAITH." (31 Days of Praise, by Ruth Myers)