We most often think about sin in terms of right or wrong, but it’s also about freedom or slavery. Life reminds us how easy it is to be consumed by errant desires. The forgiveness of sins is not extended so that mankind can become moral, it is extended so that mankind can enter into a union with God. We then attempt to live more purely not to be an impressive citizen, but to surrender ourselves to God, that we might notice and have the courage to respond to the prompting of God’s spirit in us, and live out a faith expressed in love. This is true freedom.
–“Petraeus and Sin as a Spectator Sport” by Ian Ebright (Relevant Magazine)