Five-Pointed Star
The five points on the star represent the five wounds of Jesus on the cross.

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree,
so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness;
by his wounds you have been healed.
1 Peter 2:24

How many times have we heard this scripture or something similar to it?  Christ died so that we may live for righteousness.  Each time we celebrate the Eucharist and say the confession we are admitting that we fall short of what Jesus has asked us to become.  However, when we are contrite and are truly sorry for our failings, we must not only ask for forgiveness from God, but we must accept that forgiveness and look forward.  When we continue dwell on our past and kick ourselves for the mistakes we have previously made, we aren’t accepting the healing that He gives us.  By His wounds we have been healed and He requires us to be His disciples in the world. Discipleship means that we not just accept Jesus as our Savior, but that we grow in knowledge of Him and share that knowledge with others. When we bring people to Christ, we must also train them in following Jesus’ commandments. We are healed to become more like Christ.

Michelle Weller