“Everyone commits a crime. You, me, everybody. From that day your life becomes about nothing but dealing with that crime. How do you handle the fact that you’ve done something that can never be undone? Deny it? Seek redemption? Do you try to justify your crime? Become a criminal? Do you demand punishment? Square it with God by making sure you pay for what you’ve done? The Jewish religion is about justice. You devout? Me neither.”
(Marvin Bablik, a Jewish gangster in 1970’s era New York City, from The Knowledge by Steven Pressfield.)
The Knowledge is a book about finding your purpose and the missteps you make getting there.
What’s interesting, when you look for it, is all the ways the world asks us about the gospel.
All that’s left for us is to keep our hearts focused enough to reply.