The history of mankind is checkered with horrendous sins and shortcomings and crimes that any decent society ought to want to obliterate. But there is a danger of losing ourselves completely in a cannibalistic process.
The only real unforgivable sin with which we ought to concern ourselves, the only one that ultimately damns us, is the one of rejecting the Gospel itself. To think that we, and the pasts we carry, are just too BIG, and that God is too small.
Upon reflection, I realized that I was wanting all the poetry of high church liturgy, without the prosaic struggles of Lent. A heterodox theological position, if there ever was one.