The problem here is that nakedness and hunger are painful. They are like an unclosed wound. And God is relentless, always pressing that wound. He is always calling us higher on the mountain, deeper down in the valley, farther out on the water. And some days, I just want life to be easier. My wife said to me awhile back, “Sometimes I want a holiday from the burden of being made holy. A little time off from God.” Or as my daughter Sarah asked when she was four, “Is it true God sees us all the time? Even in our hearts? Even what we’re thinking?”
“Oh,” she said and looked stricken.
Mark Buchanan, The Rest of God, p.45