He doesn’t want to see
The reason you cover your mistakes and sins is precisely because you generally think highly of yourself and you do not want to see your real situation; but also many specific things, which are not God’s and must be removed like thorns from where they are present. Instead, you still appreciate them. And this is why you remain incurable and unclean.
Elder Symeon Kragiopoulos
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou