On my way to church every day I drive down a stretch of road that stinks. Why you might ask? There are three dead skunks along the road. Two weeks ago the stink was nearly unbearable. I would hold my breath between dead animals. It was simply overwhelming. Now the stink is nearly gone. The skunks are still there but their smell has diminished. That is the way it is with sin. When we sin the stench is right in front of us and very powerful. After a few weeks we seem to forget that we sinned. The stink seems like it's gone but it's not. To sin means that we have done the exact opposite of what God would have us do. Sin separates us from God, the church, family and friends. It destroys relationships. Sin does stink. So, avoid the stink today, this week and forever. The stench of sin is something that is not easily cleaned, except through Jesus Christ. Go in peace and go with God.