|“Without Me -apart from Me- you can do nothing.”
Any good thing you do God is doing as you. (He did not say that you can do nothing, but that without Him or apart from Him you can do nothing.)
But can you not do bad things without and apart from Him?
No, because when you see yourself do something you think is bad, you will feel bad for it. Your conscience will accuse you, and you will feel guilty.
Also that is God then feeling as you. He is carrying all your errors and all the imperfections you see in yourself. Meaning that He is experiencing it all as you. Including all all your weaknesses and feelings of not being good enough, wanting to be better.
“He who confesses his sins, and accuses them, now does the work with God.
God accuses your sins: and if you also accuse, you are united to God.”
~Augustine Tractate 12 (John 3:6-21) chapter 3, paragraph 13.
“To him that believes in Him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is
counted for righteousness.” (Romans 4:5.)
This is the work in which we may be doing the works of Christ,
for even our very believing in Christ is the work of Christ.
It is this He works in us, not certainly without us.”
~Augustine, Tractate 72 (John 14:10-14), paragraph 2.
There are a few more posts of mine above that one. Some with the name Lode. (I must have typed in that name while not logged in there, otherwise my full name appears. Lode is what my family calls me.)
Much love to you,