The awareness of sin used to be our shadow. Christians hated sin, feared it, fled from it, grieved over it. Some of our grandparents agonized over their sins. A man who lost his temper might wonder whether he could still go to Holy Communion. A woman who for years envied her more attractive and intelligent sister might worry that this sin threatened her very salvation.
[Today] preachers mumble about sin. The other custodians of moral awareness often ignore, trivialize, or evade it.
- Cornelius Plantinga, Not the Way It's Supposed to Be, 1995, H/T: T19