FINE LINE


Blog by Joel Pridmore

Last weekend in Liverpool I mistakenly parked where I was not allowed to and received a parking fine. It was an easy mistake to make, given that the sign closest to my car mentioned nothing about my space being within a taxi rank from 6pm onwards.

I paid the fine, despite the fact, as you can see from the pictures below, the sign was more in line with the yellow bay I was parked in, than the white one to which it referred. I was in the wrong side of the fine line. Ironically, if I had been on the other side of the line, I would have been fine and not fined!

Sometimes, there is a very fine line between choices that are good for us, and choices that could prove costly. This is why it is so important to keep God at the centre of our decision-making.

Jesus has paid the price for all our wrong decisions in sacrificing His own life upon the cross. Accepting this truth is the most fine decision one can ever make! Let us then go on making good choices so as to avoid causing unnecessary pain and problems for ourselves and others.

“What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning, so that grace may increase? By no means!… We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life” (Romans 6:1-4)