If there is a God, who is perfect, it is only reasonable to conclude that God creates perfect beings. The concept of sin only exists in the religious framework of those who have a separation mindset, such as the jews, because they were under the law which they imposed on themselves. For the law-minded, they thought they had to do in order to become something. As long as they have that performance-based mentality, they will always think they fall short of the mark. They are living an illusion.
But the truth of the gospel is we are already made in God’s image, perfect, complete and beautiful. There is no need for us to do in order to become. We already are perfect and complete. Therefore, there is no falling short and there is no sin issue outside of the religious framework and the performance-based mentality. Where there is no law, there is no imputation of sin. Grace is the reality we live in. The reality is that we are originally innocent, whole and complete, flawless and blameless – this is who we really are.
I think there is much truth in what the psychologists, motivational speakers and self-help books are telling people about believing in themselves and feeling good about themselves because we are created beautiful and successful. Our bodies are designed to function optimally when we align our thoughts with the universe, the divine, and we will rise above any thought of low self-esteem and self-hate that religion and society has imposed in the past.
I like this inspired poem that says, “Awake to your innocence and remember who you are… You are a workmanship created in Love.”