When we are wronged, a little divine tuning fork rings in our hearts telling us that the balance of justice in the universe is off. We feel nigh unto deity when we are righting the wrong. We think when we restore the balance of justice, everyone will start behaving properly again.
That is a lie. Is that how God changed us, by punishing us for our sins? No. God changed us by pouring out undeserved kindness on us. When we tasted that, our hearts were transformed.
– Greear, J.D.; Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary; B&H Publishing Group; Nashville, TN; Copyright 2011; Kindle Edition; page 115