The Courthouse of Heaven

The Courthouse of Heaven

“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.” – 1 John 2:1 At the heart of becoming emotionally healthy and bonding deeply with others is knowing that you are desired and loved, not that you are rotten and sinful. Imagine that there’s a courthouse in Heaven with lots of people in it and everybody is looking at the judge. You’re on trial and the prosecutor is the mangy old devil, the accuser of the brethren. He’s the district attorney and he’s pointing at you saying, “Your Honor, she is addicted to pain pills and she’s really jealous of the lady at her job, and she’s mean to her kids, and by the way, did you hear what she said to her sister?” You feel helpless because you have

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