Millions of people in the eastern part of the United States felt an earthquake that occurred yesterday. Officials say that the 5.9 earthquake was centered in Mineral, Virginia. However, some pundits insist that the quake actually originated in Washington, D.C. They say that the cause is a previously unknown fault that lies beneath our nation’s capitol. Some are calling it the “Obama Fault”. In response to this, the president is blaming the Bush administration.
Seriously, we all sometimes have difficulty admitting that we are at fault. We would much rather blame other people, or circumstances, or the devil, than to take responsibility for our wrong-doing.
The Bible says, “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”—1 John 1:8-9.