2,000 years ago you died so that I may be free from sin as your child. And that’s what I am, a free child of you. You have given me strength, zeal, passion, joy, peace, love for the service of you. My sin is not failing, and does not make me a failure. It just means I’ve still got some human in me. The holiest, most righteous person still sins; I am not evil for sinning.
I live in a beautiful world. It is broken and permeated with sin, but it is also ablaze with your beauty and glory. That doesn’t mean it’s a failure, it just means it needs to be cleansed. The same goes for me. I may have darkness in me (as a result of my mortality) but I am ablaze with your Holy Spirit as well. Someday, all that darkness will be gone.
I can’t let that hold me back, though. I may be mortal, but so is everyone around me, and they’re longing for light. And I must show it to them.