Sorry, I'm only human?

1st Sunday of Lent

We often hear the words, "I'm sorry, I'm only human." But the question that still lingers is "Is wallowing in sin a sign of becoming human?

All of us are created in the image and likeness of God. Therefore, in us is the divine dignity, we cannot go lower than who we are.

It is like saying, "To err is human, to forgive is divine"; the mark of being human is found when we struggle over our weaknesses and sinfulness; when we take time to forgive even our enemies; and most of all, when we struggle day by day to live in the presence of God.

We become truly human when we rise above every temptation to wealth, power, and selfishness; then we are living according to our true identity of being sons and daughters of the Lord.