Ms. Forgiven Sinner

“She [the church] is not in the business of telling the world what’s right and wrong so that it can do good and avoid evil. She is in the business of offering, to a world that knows all about that tiresome subject, forgiveness for its chronic unwillingness to take its own advice. But the minute she even hints that morals, and not forgiveness, is the name of her game, she instantly corrupts the Gospel and runs headlong into blatant nonsense.

The church becomes no Ms. Forgiven Sinner but Ms. Right. Christianity becomes the good guys in her versus the bad guys out there.” (Robert Farrar Capon, The Romance of the Word, 345)