If we have this for a sure foundation truth, that there is more mercy in Christ than sin in us, there can be no danger in thorough dealing. It is better to go bruised to heaven than sound to hell. Therefore let us not take off ourselves too soon, nor pull off the plaster before the cure can be wrought, but keep ourselves under this work till sin be the sourest, and Christ be the sweetest, of all things.

-from The Bruised Reed