In his essay Christian Apologetics, C.S. Lewis said, “One of the great difficulties is to keep before the audience’s mind the question of truth. They always think you are recommending Christianity not because it is true but because it is good. And in the discussion they will at every moment try to escape from the issue “true–false” into stuff about a good society, … or the Spanish Inquisition … or anything whatever … One must keep on pointing out that Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance.”
Jean-Paul Sartre gives his own vision of hell in a play called No Exit. The “moral” of the play is the hopelessly amoral conclusion: “You are – your life, and nothing else.” There is no forgiveness and no redemption. No greater good, no higher purpose. You live, you laugh, you suffer and you die. And that’s it.
With most musical instruments, every time you play, you have to check them just to see how far they’ve gotten out of whack. We’re the same way in that we need to “stay in tune with Jesus” by keeping our thought life and attitudes in the right place. To stay in tune with Jesus, our thoughts and our attitudes need to be repeatedly adjusted.