We praise you that you have removed our sins from us as far as the east is from the west.
But we wonder why we keep heading west and looking east to try to reclaim them.
Why do we head west to think about, to fret over, and to feel guilty about the sins of our past?
Why do we look east to worry about, to be anxious about, and to be afraid of the potential sins of our future?
Help us instead to dwell in your grace of this moment and to rest in your grace of the past and of the future.