"When on hears the impossibility of Jesus' ideals, when one finally gives up his own self-effort as a means of impressing God, when one finally realizes that all he is and ever shall be before God is due to God's performance, not his, then one is free to be real with what is going on in one's own life. One is free to be open and honest about all his faults, shortcomings, sin, etc. One can see that nothing hangs on the pretending he's something he's not."
~Dr. Gregory A. Boyd