I had never thought of this…

Here is a quote from the excellent book, “Gentle and Lowly” by Ortlund.

Just as the purer a heart, the more horrified at evil, so also the purer a heart, the more it is naturally drawn out to help and relieve and protect and comfort, whereas a corrupt heart sits still, indifferent. So with Christ.

Ortlund, Gentle and Lowly, 62

I had never considered this before. The whole chapter deals with this in depth, but to me it was something I am sure I had heard many times, but had never truly considered. While Christ is rightfully set against my sin, the fact that it is my sin moves him to come out to me, to pursue me, to heal me. He is not an angry, sulking victim who can give nothing but a sneer. He is kind and compassionate, ready to restore.