Would the children of a wealthy businessman, who began his career through personal sacrifice, feel guilty about accepting a new house he is happy to buy for them? No. They look at his wealth and know that he can afford it and how much he wants to help them. I used to agonize every time I took communion because of the terrible price Jesus paid for me. Then one day He told me to stop it. He didn’t die to give me guilt. He made a way for me to have life and joy. The cross isn’t about death, it’s about life. His sacrifice was something that we remember, but not because of His pain, but because of where He is now – in our hearts. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, self-control – those are what He wants us to value and walk in. Give guilt the boot. He never intended it for you.