When I mess up at work, and my boss calls me on the carpet about it, I’ll feel awful for a week and redouble my efforts to improve my work processes.
When my mistakes affect a coworker or increase their burden, I’ll feel even worse and seek to do them favors.
When my pastor point out an error in ministry, or even just provide advice upon my own prompting on how I could refine a certain area, (by the way, people, do not start walking on eggshells around me because of this post – I need and value correction), I’ll be quite humbled for a while.
And when a friend or family member expresses disappoint in me for whatever reason, an entire fortnight goes in the tank.
But when I sin and only God sees?
Well, something’s different. And not in a way that should be.