KEEPING THE FAITH: Catching up

Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 12:54 PM.

How is it that our wrongdoings always float to the surface? They are like the continual reincarnation of some bad horror movie villain. They just won’t go away, or won’t stay dead. Cheat on your taxes and lo and behold that’s the one year out of 30 you get audited. Cheat on your wife and that will be the inopportune time she decides to investigate the extra charges on your Visa card.

Steal from your boss and expect a pink slip. Make purchases you never intend to pay back, and one dark night the repo man will be sitting in your driveway. It might take a while to catch up with you, but “catch up” is coming nonetheless.

Sure, some will get away with it — whatever “it” may be — but there aren’t many. Call it sin, the inescapable justice of the universe, the law of karma, or bad juju —whatever. “It” has a way of catching up with you no matter what.

So what is the solution? Wave the white flag of surrender. Stop skimming off the till. Stay faithful to your spouse. Cut up a credit card. Be honest at work. Quit stealing little boys’ lunches (Shame on you Dexter! I thought we were friends.).

It’s never too late to do the right thing. Never. Unless of course you’ve got that brownie shoved half-way down your throat already. If that’s the case, well, Godspeed brave soldier. Your sins have caught up with you after all.

Ronnie McBrayer is a syndicated columnist, pastor, and author of multiple books. You can read more and receive regular e-columns in your inbox at www.ronniemcbrayer.me.



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