veil-2God knows the secrets of the heart. – Psalm 44:21

You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence. – Psalm 90:8

For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. – Luke 8:17

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. – 1 John 1:8

From Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, “The Minister’s Black Veil”:

Mr. Hooper had the reputation of a good preacher, but not an energetic one: he strove to win his people heavenward by mild, persuasive influences, rather than to drive them thither by the thunders of the Word. The sermon which he now delivered was marked by the same characteristics of style and manner as the general series of his pulpit oratory. But there was something…

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