"What we seek to disavow in seeking somehow or another to make more palatable to our friends this amazing story of forgiveness... is actually what robs our sensible friends from being able to put together the story we're trying to tell them.
Unless we have a dilemma, then the story of what Jesus has done makes no sense. It is because God's hand rests in heaviness on the psalmist... that he needs to acknowledge his sin. Until it did, what was he doing?
lying about it, covering it up, justifying it... "
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