The Greek biblical word for sin, “amartia”, means literally “to miss the mark”, like an archer.
Jordan Peterson introduced me to this liberating definition of the word that changed my relationship with the word and all that it meant.
I have sinned a lot in my life.
Until recently the memories of these sins always made me wrinkle my brow, turn up the music a little louder and grip that glass of wine a tad tighter.
Damn the faux pas digest.
But if a sin is to miss the mark, it also means i have tried a lot to hit the mark.
Failing while trying to get what you want is then a Sin.
But the thought insists that you get back and try again. Until you hit the mark.
So I would argue for and against some more sins…
Like failing to find the love of your life and settling for a picket fence parking life instead is a sin.
Or quitting before you can find your true calling is a sin.
Or giving up your search for meaning in your life for the sake of security is a sin.
Your list of sins are the only proof you have that you are on your path to find yourself.
Stay on it. Keep sinning. Keep moving. Until you find your mark and your peace.