One of the strange facts of the universe is that God will never tolerate sin, but He will forgive it. And when we are forgiven, when God forgives and cleanses, it is as if our dark and moldy house has just had all its widows flung open to the cold June breeze. Corners are swept, old grease is scoured away, stairs and sashes are properly repaired. The terrible truth of self-deception is exposed to the Light of the World. And we begin to come clean in ways that are full of pain and full of wonder.
—Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Not the Way It's Supposed to Be
“For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me,
The fountain of living waters,
To hew for themselves cisterns,
That can hold no water.”
— Jeremiah 2:13
More later, when and if I can muster it.