A young man has lived several adult years with his mother, trying to build his career. Jesse urged him to move out to gain his independence, break away from “mama,” and grow as a man. He felt he needed to “pray” about it, but he listened to the world.
When fathers and mothers were together, young men and women knew what a man should be and do in life — how he should mature and grow, leave his father and mother, and create his own life. Today, many grown men think and feel like their mothers, even still living with their mothers. They are alcoholics, unhealthy, shy, insecure, and empty.
Jesse read a question about what it means that you cannot sin after you are born again. God tells us to be perfect, be holy, as he is. Why would he tell us to do something we cannot? Sin is any judgment — pride, playing god — which leads us to break God’s commandments. Rather, forgive: Forgive your mother and father, drop your judgment, and the wrongdoing (the drinking, drugs, sex…) will fall away.