I came across this passage:
Dietrich Bonhoeffer noted, “He who is alone with his sins is utterly
alone. It may be that Christians, not withstanding corporate worship,
common prayer, and all their fellowship in service, may still be left
to their loneliness. The final breakthrough to fellowship does not
occur because, though they have fellowship with one another as
believers and as devout people, they do not have fellowship as the
undevout, as sinners. The pious fellowship permits no one to be a
sinner. So everyone must conceal his sin from himself and from their
fellowship. We dare not be sinners. Many Christians are unthinkably
horrified when a real sinner is suddenly discovered among the
righteous. So we remain alone with our sin, living in lies and
hypocrisy. The fact is that we are sinners!
As I sat there at lunch contemplating that thought, I knew that it was true. More later.