“Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin” (James 4:17).
Often our understanding of sin is limited to those things we did wrong — sins of commission. To be fully understood, however, our definition of sin must be expanded to include the opportunities we failed to right — sins of omission. Experience teaches that we will soon get over the things we did wrong, while the things we failed to do right haunt us for the rest of our lives. Opportunities for good must be seized; knowing they will never pass this way again.