1. Walking in the light doesn't entail a spotless moral record but rather an honest appraisal of who we are.
  2. Without the sacraments, God’s grace is simply an artifact behind a glass-case in a museum. We might be able to describe and even admire it, but we never get firsthand access to it.
  3. The Gospel is gift, pure and simple. It is backwards. It is upside down. It is foolish. And as long as people are sinners, it is as relevant as ever.
  4. In our search for absolution, human beings leave no stone unturned. We’re desperate to have our uneasy consciences soothed.