We are more flawed than we can comprehend. Our rebelliousness toward God and our longing to suppress not only the truth of His existence but also of His reign lead us to a place of darkness. We try everything we can think of to get ourselves out of the darkness – but it only gets worse.
We don’t like it when what we do hurts others and most especially don’t like it when we’re hurt but we have no category to understand the offense it is against God. We are convinced that deep inside we are good – God sees that good and invites us to join Him in building His kingdom. Yet God is clear there is no good in us to see.