Snapshot 5: Not Condemned

– Br. Michael, ofm


As I rise up

in the morning light

the voice of God

catches my attention.


I am not condemned,

rather I am sent

to go in the way of life,

a new person,

my sinfulness left behind.


Scripture Inspiration: John 8.1-11



God of Love,

so often I feel caught up in my sinfulness,

and yet each time I feel trapped

you write on my heart:

“You are not condemned.”


May I carry this message into my living

so as not to condemn others

rather to be an encounter of your mercy.




Photo Credit: Melita F.

(Lake Ontario, Grimsby Lake Front)