"We all participate in the fallenness of creation. By nature, we do not desire the things of God. Even in redemption, we continue to resist the 'good news' at the fierce urging of the sin that remains within us. It is not merely 'someone else' who distorts the truths of God; we have to acknowledge that we do ourselves. If we want to be able to listen to the conversation with God, we have to able to see how our own expectations color our understanding of the conversation. The impulses that drive us are not always holy and pure."
Richard Lints, The Fabric of Theology, 60.