Quote of Note #81: Sin, Guilt, and the Blood of Jesus

The Sixth Street (Roberto Clemente) Bridge with Downtown Pittsburgh in the foggy background; photo by GAC

We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin.  I have heard others, and I have heard myself, recounting cruelties and falsehoods committed in boyhood as if they were no concern of the present speaker’s, and even with laughter.  But mere time does nothing either to the fact or the guilt of sin.  The guilt is washed out not by time but by repentance and the blood of Christ: if we have repented these early sins we should remember the price of our forgiveness and be humble.

C. S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain.  New York: HarperCollins, 1940/2001, page 54-55.


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