So often the way in which we repent to God or apologize to someone shows that we have not truly judged ourselves. We betray the fact that we feel the wrong is only an unfortunate slip, and that we have on this occasion acted out of character with our true selves. What deception! The truth is we have not acted out of character at all, but in accordance with our true form, as declared to us by that Figure hanging on the cross for us! It might do us well to add, when we are putting something right with another, “So you see what I really am.” The head must be bowed low to the dust to admit that we are no better than what Jesus had to become for us. Then we find Him a door indeed.
—Roy and Revel Hession,
We Would See Jesus