The region of the human heart is what connects us to consciousness, the home of our Christ spirit. Moments of guilt and humiliation open our heart, just a little. We begin to doubt ourselves. And that’s good.
As George MacDonald wrote in his sermon “The Voice of Job,” “Doubts are the messengers of the Living One to rouse the honest. They are the first knock at our door of things that are not yet, but have to be, understood … Doubt must precede every deeper assurance; for uncertainties are what we first see when we look into a region hitherto unknown, unexplored, unannexed.”