“Though we’re strangers, still I love you, I love you more than your mask.
And you know you have to trust this to be true, and I know that’s much to ask…
And though I love you, still we’re strangers, prisoners in these lonely hearts
And though our blindness separates us, still a light shines in the dark…”
– Rich Mullins “Peace”
We like to use religion as a mask to hide our sinfulness from others and most of all from ourselves. And that works pretty well with most people. But those who are fooled can’t love you and those who love you can’t be fooled. This includes God of course, who loves you more than any other and cannot ever be fooled. You can’t fool love, so why bother trying?