There's a difference between learning about God and getting to know God.
Where we downplay the central role of the body in human experience, we downplay the role of the body in our own relationships with God.
We long for one who sees, one for whom our condition matters not because it defines us, but because it distorts who He knows us to be. And One who can make what He sees true in our lives.
Into this, our story, steps Jesus. He is the author. And He is the plot twist.
Sin doesn’t grant you permission to do what you want. It gives you no option but to do what it wants. And worse yet, to believe the want has come from you.
I hadn’t meant to say this. The words just came out.