Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
One of the popular reality shows on television is "Hoarders." The show chronicles the lives of people who have lost perspective and become obsessive hoarders to the point of jeopardizing relationships and their safety. Experts visit the hoarders' homes for an intervention and remove massive quantities of things of no practical value which have become an impediment to normal life and, in many cases, have created a significant health hazard for the person.
No one wants to be labeled a hoarder! Yet, the reality is that many of us are hoarders. Oh, we may not hoard as much visible junk as do the people on the television show, but we hoard in our own way. Many of us have a tendency to hoard sins: some are sins we have committed, some are sins that have been committed against us. The collection of sins we carry can become quite a heavy burden and an impediment to our normal life. But, they don't have to be!