I haven’t helped my wife out as much as I should with stuff around the house …” But the point was made: My whole confession, my demeanor, my phraseology, my list of sins — it all communicated a soul who had gotten used to sin, who saw it as a minor detail — an unmade bed — in his life.
And the mercy of God is not the shoulder shrug of a benign God.
It is the enormous, and enormously costly gift bought and paid for by Jesus Christ.
But for him, the Good News of Mercy isn’t that God doesn’t find your sins horrifying, it is that with God, you can stop doing horrifying things.
We need only be conscious of our state, be honest with ourselves, and not lick our wounds.