Illustration of sin: fingernails vs eyeballs

At last weekend’s Challenge Conference here in Tassie, Phillip Jensen gave a very vivid illustration about sin:

We are like fingernails: we live in dirt all the time. Dirty under fingernails is neither here nor there.

But if you get dirt in your eye, even a small amount, it is very painful. We are like fingernails, whereas Jesus is like our eyes: totally intolerant of sin.

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