"We don't want to be like Jesus because we like plain old us better. We value what we see as our uniqueness apart from Him. On some level, we are all tempted to believe that we ourselves, even in our sin, are more interesting than we would be in Christ……On one hand, this is what reveals our darkest bit of idolatry- our desire to cling to Me, no matter what. Rather me in in sin than Him in me. This is ultimately hell; being left to ourselves and our desires, and being given free reign."
From her book: You Who: Why You Matter and How to Deal With It.
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