“Make no apology for evil; make no excuse for sin. By your efforts to make amends for past sins you acquire strength to resist future tendencies thereto.” [UB 1446:05]
Teacher Uteah: “Sin is a moral sickness, a state of estrangement from your highest good and the highest good of humanity, of which you are part. It acts like flesh-eating bacteria, cannibalizing the connective tissues of your soul, thus scrambling the signals emitted from your spiritual magnetic North to guide you back Home. As well it makes you turn a deaf ear to the urgent and sensible prompts of your Divine Indweller—the personal Ambassador dispatched from On High to be with you.
“Sin takes place when, against all wisdom and reason, YOU decide to engage on the downward slope of sensual self-gratification. How will you find your way back up once you hit rock bottom? Will you be able to humbly admit the error of your ways once you realize how your iniquitous initiatives jeopardized your eternal career?
“How do you turn things around? You cannot ‘justify’ what is unjust — making excuses cannot yield the saving grace of genuine remorse. Repentance is heartfelt. After intellectually and objectively surveying the damage caused by your faulty decisions, follow the impulses that bring you down to your knees, bowing your head in total surrender and humility.
“Your knees are the place from which you will regroup and resume your ascent. Led by your contrite spirit, you will reenter the life scene determined to subjugate the negative propensities that led you down the path of iniquity.
“The unwavering mind- and heart-set to make good for your misdeeds will help you produce the moral antibodies needed to destroy these deadly pathogens and make room for the development of their healthy counterparts.”